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Dam advocates oppose Interior nominee


The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is shown in July. Dam operation on the Snake River is just one wildlife-related issue on which judges in the West disagree with the Bush administration. 
 (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is shown in July. Dam operation on the Snake River is just one wildlife-related issue on which judges in the West disagree with the Bush administration. (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Obama administration's nomination of former American Rivers CEO Rebecca Wodder for assistant Interior secretary of fish, wildlife and parks is being opposed by a coalition of industry and agricultural groups, as well as the Idaho Water Users Association.

American Rivers has been a leading proponent of removing dams, such as those on the Snake River, to restore free-flowing rivers for the benefit of wild salmon and steelhead.

Read the details in this column by Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman.
 




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