Tag archive for: Snake River Dams
The Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) is frustrated by the new Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia Basin Hydropower System, which is simply a reiteration of the five previous federal plans that have all been rejected by the courts as inadequate.
A new survey shows that a majority of Washington’s voters prioritize the future of wild fish over preserving dams and even support a proposal to remove the dams.
Senator Murray and Representatives Smith and Jayapal are working vigorously to ensure the demise of this destructive legislation and recently sent a letter to House and Senate leadership communicating their strong opposition to HR 3144.
Multiple courts have ruled that the federal government’s approach to steelhead and salmon restoration on the Snake is misguided and a massive waste of taxpayer money. They’ve ordered the government to explore a new approach, but now new legislation authored by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is trying to mandate that we stick with our broken management strategy.
Please join us on December 1st in Seattle for a rally and open house, where you will have the opportunity to speak up and tell the federal government that it is time for the four dams on the Lower Snake River to go!
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia and Snake rivers, once the greatest salmon rivers in the world. We can do this by removing four outdated and expensive dams on the lower Snake River.