Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Legislator Launches Drive To Move Minnow Upstream.(New Mexico)

Byline: Tania Soussan Journal Staff Writer

Socorro Rep. Builds On Domenici Idea

Republican state Rep. Don Tripp has launched a campaign to move endangered minnows out of the stretch of the Rio Grande that runs through his Socorro district.

He has sent letters along with bright red-and-white "Save the Valley, Move the Minnow" bumper stickers to about 2,000 constituents and irrigators.

"As the state representative, it's really my responsibility to take the lead in educating the public," Tripp said in a telephone interview.

He wants to drum up support for an idea first proposed earlier this summer by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., to relocate Rio Grande silvery minnows. …

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