H.R. 2288, The Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act of 2010 passes U.S. House of Representatives

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From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Gary Harmon):

The Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act of 2010, H.R. 2288, is intended to authorize annual base funding for the upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023. A Congressional Budget Office report estimated annual costs of the program will be about $3 million a year through 2015 and $3 million to $4 million a year from 2016 to 2023. The budget office based its estimates on reports from the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Area Power Administration. Passage of the bill “will help ensure that the vital restoration work these programs have started can be accomplished,” said the bill’s sponsor, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo. The program aimed at recovering the Colorado pikeminnow, humpback chub, bonytail and razorback sucker is scheduled for funding reduction in 2011.

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