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Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler" <WilliamTobler@CrittersWoods.org>
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Here is a link to a formal application of July 2000 to add the Wolverine to
the list of endangered species.
http://www.r6.fws.gov/wolverine/wolvrnpet_body.pdf

Bill


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bradley Wurfel" <wurfelbj@state.mi.us>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>; <Erich.Pfuehler@mail.house.gov>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Salmon Recovery Planning Act


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> Enviro-Mich message from "Bradley Wurfel" <wurfelbj@state.mi.us>
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>
> While our Congressman's words of support for fisheries in the Pacific
Northwest are commendable, I would  respectfully note as a point of fact
that there is no evidence the wolverine ever existed in Michigan. Trappers
did not wipe them out, and they are not endangered.
> Thanks,
> Brad Wurfel
> Michigan Department of Natural Resources
>
> >>> "Pfuehler, Erich" <Erich.Pfuehler@mail.house.gov> 07/20/01 12:32PM >>>
> These are Congressman David E. Bonior's remarks and a newswire article
> regarding yesterday's introduction of the 2000 Salmon Recovery Planning
Act:
>
> "I want to thank Representatives McDermott and Petri for their
> leadership on this important issue.  We have a chance to do this right.
We
> can protect the threatened Snake River salmon and ensure that families in
> Washington, Oregon and Idaho don't incur economic hardships.  The way to
do
> that is to bring all of the parties to the table ... the environmental
> community ... the Native tribes in the region ... the fishermen, anglers
and
> sportsmen ... the farmers ... the longshoremen and barge pilots ... the
> railroads ... and the families who live in the communities along the
river.
> Today, there are no wolverines in Michigan ... prior generations allowed
fur
> traders to wipe them out.  Nor are there any Graylings ... loggers removed
> so many trees at the turn of the century that our lakes and rivers became
> too warm for the fish to survive.  Let's not see the day when there are no
> salmon in the Pacific Northwest ... let's do the proper planning to make
> sure we protect both the salmon and the families who live in the region
...
> let's follow the principals laid out in the McDerrmott / Petri
legislation."
>
> U.S. Newswire, July 19, 2001
> Statement by Coordinator of Snake River Campaign at Taxpayers for Common
> Sense on the Introduction of the Salmon Planning Act
>
> The following is a written statement of Autumn Hanna, coordinator of Snake
> River Campaign at Taxpayers for Common Sense on the introduction of the
> Salmon Planning Act:
>
> Taxpayers for Common Sense applauds Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA)
for
> introducing the Salmon Planning Act of 2001 today. Rep. McDermott, along
> with Reps. Tom Petri (R-WI), Jim Leach (R-IA), David Bonior (D-MI) and
> fourteen others are leading the way to ensure that we are ready to remove
> the four dams on the Lower Snake river if the current billion dollar
> techno-fixes fail to save salmon from threatened extinction.
>
> This bill is a win for the taxpayer. Fish recovery schemes such as barging
> and trucking have proven to be expensive failures. Engaging in long-range
> planning on the lower Snake River is just plain, fiscally responsible.
>
> Washington has been selling the taxpayer down the river. This bill
provides
> a plan to escape this river of fiscal ruin.
>
> It seems the federal government's response to the expensive threat of
> extinction is to throw buckets of money at half-baked solutions like
barging
> and trucking of salmon. This legislation recognizes the need to be
prepared
> if we eventually decide to partially remove the four dams.
>
> This legislation is responsible and simply makes sense. It doesn't order
the
> dams removed. But it does recognize that if we get to the point where
> removal is necessary to avoid the high taxpayer cost of extinction, we
> better be prepared. This legislation sets up a common sense process to
> figure out what we would need to do to reduce the impact to the local
> economies and people who benefit and use the four dams today.
>
>
>
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