Comment from Raunig, Christi

The 6th draft of the plan is not bold enough. Please consider taking a more determined stance on the future of our area including increasing conservation efforts and discouraging coal plant operation. But, foremost, and if nothing else changes, at least take action on the one part of the plan that is desperately in need of more clear direction . . . Scientists agree that removing the lower four dams is the only way to significantly increase salmon populations in the Snake River. Why is that not being explicitly spelled out in the plan? Restoring healthy populations of salmon and steelhead is important to the ecology and quality of life in our region, and critical to the fishing businesses and communities in the Northwest and across the Pacific Coast that rely on healthy salmon populations. This one change is definitely necessary to make the plan something we can all be proud of. Sincerely, Christi Raunig