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Fresno Bee Gets One Right (Finally)

It took the Bee long enough to come to this conclusion, but at least they finally got it right.

Nov 02, 2015

In February of 2014 Families Protecting the Valley board member Kole Upton wrote that we need to agree on legislation to establish a'warm water' fishery calling for a 'live' river 24/7, 365 days/year.  It will not provide salmon, but will provide a robust fishery like exists for 40 miles below Friant Dam now."   Yesterday the Bee wrote about the SJ River, saying "if it isn’t already a warm-water fishery, it will be soon. In the midst of global warming, trying to expand the range of salmon – instead of saving them where they are – is a fool’s errand."  

It took the Bee long enough to come to this conclusion, but at least they finally got it right.  We have written a number of newsletters about the SJ River Restoration including "A Second Look at Restoration", where in March of 2014 the Bee wrote in an editorial that "with the possibility of a long-term drought ahead and so many questions unanswered, it's worth taking a second look at today's restoration plan and weighing alternatives."  

In the same editorial, the Bee wrote Senator Dianne Feinstein agreed that it was "time to reassess the $2B plan that would revive salmon runs on the San Joaquin."

Now that we all agree, let's get it done.  

Some of the other newsletters we've written on SJ River Restoration:

"How Much for SJ River Restoration?"

"Bandit River"

"How Much for SJ River Restoration, Part2"

"Hate to Say We Told You So"

"Fresno Bee Endorses Restoration Moratorium

Editorial:  Salmon Belong Where They Can Thrive - Not in the San Joaquin River

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/editorials/article41954859.html#storylink=cpy
Global warming is real. The Arctic is melting, and temperatures are rising. Last year was the hottest on record for our planet, and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that 2015 so far is even hotter.
Thus it behooves the United States and all of the world’s industrial powers to dramatically slash greenhouse gas emissions. The more quickly we move to renewable energy, the better it will be for Mother Earth and her people.

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