Stories tagged: dams
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
Sam Mace, the inland northwest director of Save Our Wild Salmon, will be the featured speaker at the Spokane Canoe and Kayak club’s February meeting.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
More than 300 people turned out to listen to a dialogue about the future of the lower Snake River, its dams, threatened salmon and steelhead runs, agriculture and power production …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Study says differences over the fate of Snake River dams “remain deep,” suggests ways to improve understanding.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
What’s in a dam? National report cites high hazards near Spokane, but none are threatening life, property
State officials say a recent national investigation on the status of one portion of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure – dams – should be a wake-up call to the region about …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition as of last year in 44 states …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Two Pacific Northwest tribes are demanding the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. The Lummi and Yakama nations said Monday that the U.S. government was in …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years
The Salmon Cannon, born in the apple fields of Eastern Washington, is a key component of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ plans to reintroduce salmon to the Upper Columbia River and, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
The congresswoman is scheduled to speak for an hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Spokane. In recent weeks, she’s criticized President Donald Trump for personally attacking Democratic lawmakers in Congress …
Tue., May 14, 2019
A new documentary called “Dammed to Extinction” will premiere in Spokane on Thursday after the inaugural Seattle screening last Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019
Washington will lead an as-yet undefined process exploring how to help farmers, shippers, utilities and others if the four lower Snake River dams were removed to help recover threatened chinook …
Tue., April 30, 2019
The state budget approved this week includes $750,000 to study the impacts of the possible breaching of four Snake River dams to help salmon recovery.
Thu., April 25, 2019
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson flirted with backing the removal of the four lower Snake River dams during a conference here on salmon recovery Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
Legislature looks at ways to save orcas by saving salmon.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
After decades of arguments and court challenges, a landmark agreement supported by states, tribes and federal agencies is expected to change how water is spilled at Columbia and Lower Snake …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
Orca champions have joined forces with dam busters, bringing new energy to an old fight to take down the Lower Snake River dams.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
100,000 jobs depend on dams. A congressional committee is coming to Pasco to see if they’re worth saving
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee has set a field hearing in Pasco to focus on the economic benefits provided by the Columbia and Snake river dams.
Sat., May 5, 2018
After passage in Congress of HR 3144 on April 25, Rep. Dan Newhouse and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held an open media call. It was interesting as an apprentice journalist …
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018
Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
Wed., April 25, 2018
The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge’s order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018
A U.S. appeals court on Monday affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to …
Sat., March 31, 2018
The majority of Washington voters would rather see an increased wild salmon run than preserve four lower Snake River Dams, according to a
Wed., March 28, 2018
BOISE – Two southeastern Idaho tribes are seeking to intervene in a utility’s attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
A federal judge has signed off on a plan to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
The congresswoman said in an interview before the legislation passed Wednesday the goal is to increase access to renewable energy by making it easier to build and re-license dams.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Idaho officials have approved spending $3 million to help pay for a federal study to increase the height of three dams on the Boise River.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Conservation groups calling for removal of four lower Snake River Dams are organizing the third annual Free the Snake Flotilla on Friday and Saturday based out of Chief Timothy State …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
The selflessness, indeed the bravery, of our fellow Houstonians, who come through yet again when they’re challenged by Mother Nature’s fickle moods, has become a Bayou City trademark.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
H.R. 3144 would effectively overturn the court ruling and rubber-stamp the government’s previous inadequate and illegal plan.