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Hearings Scheduled for Suction Dredge Mining Reform Legislation

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Hearings Scheduled for Suction Dredge Mining Reform Legislation

The problem:

Motorized suction dredge mining harms critical habitat for salmon and steelhead. Washington State is the last remaining Western state allowing this activity to occur, unchecked, in rivers and streams.

The solution:

In order to protect our waterways and fish, Native Fish Society supports two bills, HB 1261 and SB 5322, during the 2019 legislative session.

How to help:

Please attend!

Hearing for HB 1261 is scheduled for Monday (2/4) 1:30p and SB 5322 Tuesday (2/5) 10a. Hearing room numbers TBD.

For those able to attend the hearing(s) and interested in meeting beforehand, please contact Washington Regional Coordinator, J Michelle Swope. For Monday’s hearing, we will meet pre-hearing in the northwest corner of the Pritchard Cafeteria at 12:30p to group-up before heading to the hearing room. Look for the Trout Unlimited hats (our partners in this) and J Michelle. You can view a map of the WA Capitol campus at https://des.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/documents/campus-map.pdf

Please Write In!

It's important that our members and supporters weigh in to ensure our decision makers know residents support these updates to our laws that help ensure our wild fish are protected.

A suggested letter is listed on this page, but please tailor the message to your personal views and opinions because that is what matters to your legislators!

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Representative Matt Boehnke - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Richard DeBolt - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Beth Doglio - Environment & Energy Member

and 24 others

Representative Mary Dye - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Jake Fey - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Joe Fitzgibbon - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Debra Lekanof - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Jared Mead - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Strom Peterson - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Matt Shea - Environment & Energy Member

Representative Sharon Shewmake - Environment & Energy Member

Senator Andy Billig - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Sharon Brown - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Reuven Carlyle - Environment, Energy & Technology (Chair)

Senator Mona Das - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Doug Ericksen - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Phil Fortunato - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Steve Hobbs - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Marko Liias - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator John McCoy - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Joe Nguyen - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Guy Palumbo - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Ann Rivers - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Tim Sheldon - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Shelly Short - Environment, Energy & Technology

Senator Lisa Wellman - Environment, Energy & Technology

- Environment, Energy & Technology