RE: NANFA-- environment and the presidency

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 22 Feb 2000 08:22:13 -0800

> >States have done a miserable job of protecting species and ecosystems.
> What a broad statement!!! I don't know if it's true. I do know
> that in the case of Missouri, the statement is completely inaccurate.

States have done a pathetic, miserable, arrogant, and shameful job of
protecting species and ecosystems. Missouri is the only state I'm aware of
that by state law designates a significant amount of state taxes for fish
and wildlife conservation. Something like 1/12% or 1/8%. In dollars it's a
huge amount. That's why there are so many publications and programs and
such from that state. And gobs of that go to sport fish restoration. There
is a lot of good stuff going on in Missouri. But there are a lot of species
now endangered in Missouri because of habitat destruction and introduced
game fishes. What a game of craps fish and habitat protection is. Who is
going to be governor and what effects will that have? Who will be in
Congress, since they determine how the money is allocated?

Just one state north is Iowa, one of a few states with the Topeka shiner.
What plans does Iowa have for Topeka shiner recovery? None.

Vote fish.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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