Tag Archives: Congressman Doc Hastings

Magnuson not a weapon to use against fishing communities! Nils Stolpe/April 2014

I wrote the column below over six years ago. Since then we have gone through two demonstrations in Washington, DC that were enthusiastically supported by recreational, party/charter and commercial fishermen. Thousands of fishermen finally realized that,,,fisheries.org Read more here  17:51

Group Led by Hastings Seeks Public Input on the ESA

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) Congressional Working Group, led by Hastings and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (WY-at large), invites public comments from people across the country who have been impacted by the ESA. The Working Group is examining ways to strengthen and improve the ESA to better serve the needs of both species and people. “From concerns surrounding a sub-species of plant known as the Bladderpod, to salmon, to wolves, my own Central Washington constituents continue to be impacted by the ESA in a number of significant ways,” said Hastings. “We invite others, from around the country, to submit their own stories on how they have also been directly impacted by this law. It’s clear that there is agreement on the need to update the ESA.” The public is encouraged to submit their thoughts, ideas, and recommendations to the Endangered Species Act Working Group here. 15:15