Sen. Craig's fall may benefit salmon.
"Craig, who was removed from leadership posts on the Senate Appropriations and Energy committees after a sex scandal, is known as one the most powerful voices in Congress on behalf of the timber and power industries. Environmentalists have fought him for years on issues from endangered salmon to public land grazing.
"Now Senate Democrats, exercising their slim majority, have waded into two contentious issues — both related to Snake River salmon."
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