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Thursday, September 27, 2012 Free Press Page 9 Will ;hington follow on's lead on salmon-restoration pproach ? By CHRIS THOMAS Washington News Service "Other Northwest leaders, whether it's the "We think having Kitzhaber take weeks before a major election is does have to wait 'til after the this stand is going to help a lot anybody's guess, election." SEATTLE - Federal agencies, governor of Washington or whether it's other of folks in the region say, 'Yeah, Bill Arthur, deputy national Kitzhaber points out that all conservation groups, fishermen U.S. senators, could also lend their voice." this is worthit. It's time to do this, field director for the Sierra Club, sides in the long salmon debate and sportsmen, Native American and we don't want to just keep on thinks it is possible, are working on projects for habitat tribes and dam managers have Sierra ClUb deputy national field director Bill Arthur having the same old arguments "The federal agencies are, improvement. But after about two rarely all been in the same room in court.'" in fact, still doing work, still decades of legal battles, and three - unless it's a courtroom - in the years: that a whole new approach review of salmon numbers shows Federal agencms have less convening meetings on any federal salmon plans that have long battle over how to restore is needed to save the endangered some species are not recovering than 18 months to improve ornumber of issues all around the been ruled illegal, he says there native salmon and steelhead fish species, quickly enough. At the Northwest replace the last salmon recovery country," Arthur said. "Other could be more collaboration. populations in the Northwest. In an editorial, Oregon Gov.Energy Coalition, Sara Patton says plan, called a biological opinion, Northwest leaders, whether it's A callto Washington Gov. Chris However, oneleader in the region John Kitzhaber calls for all sides to his vote of confidence in a round- that was already rejected inthe governor of Washington or Gregoire's office for her opinion is ~oicing his official agreement sitdowntogetheratthenegotiating table approach is an important court. But whether a roundtable whether it's other U.S. senators, was not returned by deadline. with whatconservationandbusi- table instead of in the courtroom, step toward making it happen, discussion of this magnitudecould also lend their voice. So Read Kitzhaber's editorial at hess groups have been saying for Kitzhaber savs the latest federal "We're excited," Patton said. can take place in the hecticactually, no, I don't think it www.oregonlive.com. New study links chemical found in food packaging, bisphenal A (BPA), with youth obesity Last year, the U.S. Food and By CHRIS THOMAS American Medical Association, re- the health effects that occur from "We should try to give children more fruits Drug Administration chose not Washington News Service searchers found higher BPA levels them," Lowry said. SEATTLE - A new study cites in overweight teens and children. One concern about the latest and vegetables and help them learn to enjoy the to ban BPA in food packaging, a link between obesity and bisphe- It doesn't prove that BPA causes findings is that many aluminum tastes of those foods." saying reasonable steps already nol A (BPA), a chemical found in obesity, but toxicologist Dr. Jennifer cans still contain BPA, and some are being taken to reduce its use. food packaging such as plastics Lowry at Children's Mercy Hospi- families eat mostly canned foods Dr. Garry Sigman, director of adolescent medicine at the Pediatric BPA has also been banned in baby and aluminum cans tals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., for their convenience and low cost. Weight Management Clinic, Loyola University in Maywood, Ill. bottles and toddlers' "sippycups" Lessthanthreemonthsago, astate says it's one example of why more Dr. Garry Sigman, director of ado- in Washington and about a dozen law went into effect in Washington research is needed, lescent medicine at the Pediatric other states because scientists say makingit illegal to manufacture or "There are 80,000 chemicals Weight Management Clinic at vegetables - even if they are from themlearntoenjoythetastesofthose it interferes with hormones. The sell sports bottles that contain BPA. that are regulated by EPA, and yet Loyola Univerdity in Maywood, cans. foods," Sigman said. 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