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Energy can’t be replaced

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Mr. Joe Guarisco of the U.S. Forest Service (Letters, Sept. 22) can tear out the Snake dams when he can produce the same amount of energy with a different workable energy source. I haven’t heard of any other way of making water turn into electricity. Haven’t seen energy produced recently when the sun isn’t shining for solar or wind isn’t blowing.

Is he going to put up a few nuclear electric-producing reactors? I didn’t think that was in his interpretive forest plan.

If you can’t produce a practical replacement for hydro-producing electricity, you shouldn’t ask to remove one of the least greenhouse-producing energy sources around.

Don’t reduce the clean energy of dams just because you can’t find a way to save the salmon runs. I can; just stop all fishing or stop the birds from eating the new fry each year down by the mouth of the Columbia. Not real solutions you like, are they?

Chip Magnuson



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