Visitors to the largest of the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York this 4th of July weekend are thinking twice before they dip a toe in the water. On the eastern side of Seneca Lake, large numbers of 6-inch long silver fish are washing up
The Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act is just one strike in an ongoing, desperate struggle over who gets water in a Southwest that’s increasingly parched and baked as climate change accelerates. It’s a mean-spirited piece of legislation that fails to address the underlying problem.
Endangered Species Act designation will enable cooperative work with local governments and the Zuni and Navajo reservations to protect remaining habitat and restore some of the fish’s original territory.