NANFA-- New salmon proposal under fire

Shireen Gonzaga (
Tue, 11 Jan 2000 13:23:22 -0500

New salmon proposal under fire
Tuesday, January 11, 2000

By Associated Press

A federal salmon proposal unveiled last month was supposed
to be good news for loggers, developers and other industries in
four states.

The plan offers exemptions from new federal salmon
regulations, as long as the industries abide by certain state
and local rules in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

But some business leaders see big problems instead of a great

The same proposal that carves out exemptions also says
people who kill, harm or harass 14 threatened salmon
populations or their habitat could face one year in jail and a
$50,000 fine.

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