Washington state loses big legal battle over salmon culverts – AP


As if it’s not bad enough with the lack of money to deal with the public schools, now this. I think a change to a state income tax is a way forward to properly make the wealthiest of our high tech workers, etc. pay their fair share. Property taxes are a joke. You can’t get to funding of all our needs by property taxes and you end up hurting fixed income elderly the worse.

Washington state lost a major legal battle Friday that could force it to spend nearly $2 billion to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers blocking fish migration. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year affirmed a lower court’s 2013 ruling ordering the state to fix or replace hundreds of culverts — large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon. Phuong Le reports. (Associated Press)

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/washington-state-loses-big-legal-battle-over-salmon-culverts

One Response

  1. Al, I read this as good news for salmon. Culvert repairs are among the most effective, and cost effective fixes. Thank you!

    ~Jude

    Judith Rubin

    Director of Stewardship Northwest Watershed Institute

    Port Townsend, WA 98368

    Cell: 360-774-1457 Fax: 360-385-2839

    http://www.nwwatershed.org

    From: Olympic Peninsula Environmental News Reply-To: Olympic Peninsula Environmental News Date: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 AM To: judith Subject: [New post] Washington state loses big legal battle over salmon culverts ­ AP

    WordPress.com Al B. posted: “As if it’s not bad enough with the lack of money to deal with the public schools, now this. I think a change to a state income tax is a way forward to properly make the wealthiest of our high tech workers, etc. pay their fair share. Property taxes are a j”

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