In response to drought related impacts on salmon-spawning, Governor Tina Kotek has requested the U.S. Department of Commerce make an expedited disaster declaration.

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Huge bbfan

Nobody has done more to exterminate salmon than the environmental movement and the ODFW and the fisheries board


Where is Cliff Bentz's name?

"Jeff Reeves, Chairman of the Oregon Salmon Commission, said the entirety of the Oregon Congressional delegation sent a letter in support of Gov. Kotek’s federal aid request. These delegates include Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley along with Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Val Hoyle and Andrea Salinas."

Huh. I wonder why Cliff Bentz (OR-2) is not on this list; he's certainly a member of Oregon's congressional delegation (and the only one not listed).

Cliff Bentz has done a lot to exterminate salmon.

Huge bbfan

Oregon doesn't have a resource based, productive economy anyway 🙄. Now it is a catastrophic wildfires based economy , with pretty much everyone dependent upon the government for their livelihood. Which results in an easily controlled population.

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