Monday, July 11, 2005

Under the radar

Kevin Vranes at Prometheus breaks a story that can be summarized like this:
Cause: judge rules that based on best available science, federal agencies aren't doing enough to protect ESA listed-salmon

Effect: Senator moves to kill center collecting science data on fish
More background at

Basically, this center does research on the ways to manage salmon in the Northwest, especially how to deal with fish going downriver and over dams to the ocean. The research from this federally funded lab showed that the salmon were in serious trouble.

Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho didn't care for that, and wrote an amendment which would prevent the center from producing such unfortunate research.

Bad mojo.