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Why & How you stop Arctic drilling…

#ShellNo

The drilling and spilling off both coasts weren’t enough. Now, according to Obama and friends, it’s time to take advantage of receding ice and drill, baby, drill in the Arctic – home to 15 billion barrels of oil, and oh you know animals, pristine water, clean air and negligible things like that. Eleanor highlights the efforts of those standing (and sitting) up to the cronies ready to destroy one of the few pure places on this planet, speaking with Bill Moyer of Backbone Campaign and George Edwardson, a leader of the native Inupiat tribe. Wherever you are, join in and say #ShellNO to Arctic drilling!

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Lawmakers Debate The Mass Killing Of Sea Lions In The Pacific Northwest

Photo: Oregongirlmary (CC)

Photo: Oregongirlmary (CC)

Kill the sea lions to save the salmon? The Raw Story reports:

A House Natural Resources Committee panel is holding a hearing this morning about the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act (HR 946), which, under its tame-sounding official name, would authorize tribal members in the Pacific Northwest to kill sea lions to allow the endangered wild salmon to replenish in the Columbia River.

“As Northwest residents spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year to protect salmon, California sea lions camp out at Bonneville Dam and other areas along the Columbia River and gorge themselves on endangered fish,” Natural Resources Committee chairman Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) explained in a statement last month.

The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration in May authorized “lethal” removal of sea lions on the 140-mile stretch of the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington below the dam.

“This is not an easy decision for our agency to make, but a thorough analysis shows that a small number of California sea lions preying on salmon and steelhead are having a significant effect on the ability of the fish stocks to recover,” William W.

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