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Congressman Mike Simpson says he’s determined to see fish runs recovered in his lifetime

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson flirted with backing the removal of the four lower Snake River dams during a conference here on salmon recovery Tuesday.

Linwood Laughy: Time for BPA to act on dams

The Bonneville Power Administration’s challenges include a disappearing California market for BPA’s surplus energy, aging assets requiring major capital investment, and the rapid expansion of Northwest wind and solar capacity, …

Kris Johnson: Washington’s dams balance clean energy needs, fish protections

The Lower Snake River dams are meeting our region’s needs for power, balancing them with fish protections.

Big crowd turns out in Spokane to talk about Lower Snake River dams

About 200 people turned out in Spokane for an open house to discuss dam operations on the Lower Snake River. A federal judge ordered a review of the dams’ impacts …

Lower Snake River dams have a long history of controversy

The Lower Snake dams have always been controversial, wrote Idaho historian Keith Petersen in his 1995 book about the dams, “River of Life, Channel of Death.”

Feds asking public to weigh in on breaching Snake River dams

People will across the region will have a chance to weigh in on a controverisal proposal to remove the four Lower Snake River dams this fall as three federal agencies …

Former Oregon governor on list for Interior job

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber spoke out in favor of removing the four Lower Snake River Dams to restore Northwest salmon runs. Now the former emergency room doctor – a …