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“It’s crazy to permit using a gas powered engine to vacuum up sensitive gravels in salmon spawning habitat after spending millions of dollars to restore the habitat,” said Cascadia Wildlands campaign director Josh Laughlin at his downtown Eugene office on Monday. “It really doesn’t make sense.” SB 401 would bolster the state’s Scenic Waterway system by requiring a study of 30 Oregon waterways to decide which ones should be added to the list. “This is a review and recommendation that requires the state to review and recommend updates to the state’s scenic waterways system,” said Laughlin.