Fish gotta swim
Fish Gotta Swim
To the Editor:
Anyone interested in environmental issues can go online to: “Maine League of Conservation Voters.com.” They will find all the bills that were voted on this year and how each legislator voted.
It is obvious that Republicans hate the R words “rules and regulation.” They consistently vote against anything that tells people they must or they cannot do something. They were very much against our banning jet skis on our small ponds. Only Norm Ferguson gave us any help with that.
Yet, when we look at the many sports that people engage in all are governed by rules. Of course, rules are essential for two basic reasons, safety and fair play.
As my friend Jane Chandler pointed out, Crockett and Millet voted identically on the environmental issues. I will describe just one.
Sponsored by Rep. Hannah Pingree, Bill #1333 ... ”changes existing standards to require natural stream flow when culverts are repaired, maintained or replaced. This will allow fish to swim up and down stream and provide for aquatic organism passage.”
Fish have been swimming up and down streams since time began. We all know about smelt runs in the spring. Fish also look for environmentally safe spots to lay eggs for future fish to hatch. Why would anyone be against the fish and those who like to fish?
I believe we must be good stewards of the earth because we are borrowing it from future generations. It is the Democratic Party that has consistently worked hard to preserve and protect our natural environment.