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September 2, 2013

Spearfish Hatchery Closure Threat Rooted in Congress Budget Battle

Difference between House, Senate budgets show where spending cuts originating.

The proposed closure reported by D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery officials is rooted in varying budgets proposed on Capitol Hill.
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D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery photo

While there is no formal proposal to close Spearfish's historic D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, a wide disparaty among proposed budgets on Capitol Hill show where the proposed cuts lie, reports the Black Hills Pioneer.

The White House and U.S. Senate both propose to increase funding for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which runs the hatchery. The U.S. House proposes to cut funding to a rate about two-thirds of what is proposed by the White House and Senate.

Learn more from the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery website and at the "Save Our Hatchery" Facebook page.

Learn more about Black Hills fish hatcheries in the Black Hills Knowledge Network Archives.

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