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Snake River electricity

A recent letter to the editor (“Do we really need dams?” Laurie Kerr, May 11) asserted that power generation from the Snake River dams was not necessary because the Pacific Northwest will soon be energy independent.

Although I am torn on the whole subject of Snake River dams, the fish and the whales have been surviving the last 50 years with the dams in place. I would suggest that climate change is the ultimate culprit and the sooner we go all solar, wind, hydroelectric, and yes, even nuclear, the sooner we can reverse the climate change trend.

And just because the Northwest might soon be “energy independent,” hydroelectric power shipped to nearby coal/gas-burning states would still minimize global CO2 pollution.

Leonard Butters

Spokane


 

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