Friday, September 21, 2007

Take Action for Pacific Salmon!

Pesticides may be exacting a large toll on a Northwest icon — the Pacific salmon. Recent research has found that even low levels of pesticides that are commonly found in Northwest waters can dramatically impact salmon's ability to survive and thrive.

Endangered Pacific salmon need your help. Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to protect salmon from 37 pesticides known to harm them. The Environmental Protection Agency, under court order, reviewed the impact that 54 pesticides have on salmon. Starting four years ago, EPA told NMFS that 37 of those pesticides would likely have a serious impact on salmon.

The Endangered Species Act requires NMFS to take the next step - to evaluate EPA's information and, if necessary, create protective measures so that harmful pesticides no longer jeopardize imperiled salmon populations. It's been FOUR YEARS, and NMFS has done nothing.
Please join Action Now and the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides in urging NMFS to do the right thing! Write a letter to NMFS today. Click here for more details.

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