Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tell 'em Where To Get Off

The Chattanoogan tells us about two Tennessee legislators who wants to fund a program to kill off black flies on the Pigeon River in East Tennessee. You might recall that the Pigeon was once a lifeless river that was constantly stained with a yellow tint due to discharge from a North Carolina paper mill. The state of Tennessee sued North Carolina and got them to clean up their act and now the river is clean and clear and full of fish. The fish thrive due to the abundant food source supplied by the black flies...which the state of Tennessee now wants to kill. Anybody else here sense that nothing good could possibly come of this?

Area anglers are being encouraged to send the sponsors of the bill some cans of OFF so that they can deal with the plague of fish food that has befallen them.

"As one of TWFA's board members recently exclaimed when learning of this bill, Introduce them to OFF! We say that's a great idea.

Send your bottles of OFF to:
Representative Eddie Yokely 35 Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243-0111
Senator Steve Southerland318 War Memorial Building Nashville, TN 37243-0201"

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