On June 14 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), which, if passed by the Senate, will distribute $1.3 billion to states, territories and tribal nations for saving threatened and endangered species from extinction.

If RAWA is enacted, I suggest Gov. Mills spend some of Maine’s RAWA funds to create habitat for the extraordinary — and threatened — bobolink bird, whose ever-shrinking habitat would be further eroded and destroyed by the massive $500 million industrial fish farm Nordic Aquafarms wants to build in Belfast — a project Gov. Mills supports.

Of course Gov. Mills could simply withdraw her administration’s support for the environmentally destructive Nordic fish factory, thus preserving the bobolink’s already existing habitat.

The choice is obvious — and the choice is hers.

Lawrence Reichard