Opinions from over the weekend on culvert case

Both the Seattle Times and PI ran editorials praising the culvert case decision from last week.

From the Seattle Times:

A federal judge articulated and reinforced a long-standing deal with Northwest tribes. Sign a treaty that cedes millions of acres, and the right to take fish from healthy runs will be protected. Forever.

Frank said the decision was not about turning back the clock and closing freeways, but finding the political will “to bring the salmon back and have a home when they get there.”

A healthy salmon run is a barometer of the environmental health and stamina of Puget Sound and its watersheds. Work to clean up the Sound is getting under way in earnest. Unplugging culverts adds to the to-do list.

Seattle PI: Salmon: State doesn’t get it