Thursday November 11, 2021

The Reflector

A bill backed by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler that allows for the lethal removal of sea lions on the Columbia and Willamette rivers appears to be showing results.

On Nov. 10,  Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, visited the Bonneville Dam to hear from fish and wildlife experts about the effects of the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, which was signed into law in 2018. 

Herrera Beutler, alongside Oregon Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader, pushed for the legislation intended to keep salmon populations in regional rivers from extinction.

“It looks like the bill that (Herrera Beutler) and I worked so hard on is starting to bear fruit,” said Schrader, who also joined the tour.  


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