Just on the heels of the positive news that California’s salmon fisheries seem to be on the rebound, comes this: U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock (R), of California’s 4th District, has apparently declared war on salmon.
On April 5th and 11th McClintock held hearings in Washington, DC and Fresno vowing to destroy the government protections for salmon so that more Delta water can be pumped to junior water rights holders in the San Joaquin Valley. In orchestrating his water plan he said, “The facts we gather from this hearing will be instrumental as we begin the process to rescind government policies at the root of the San Joaquin Valley’s misery.”
McClintock proposes to remove the National Marine Fisheries Service salmon protections that restrict Delta water exports.
It’s time to fight back. Every fisherman in McClintock’s district (from Citrus Heights to the Nevada and Oregon borders) should be outraged and should write him a letter. To see a suggested letter you can send to McClintock go to: Water4Fish