Stories tagged: snake river dams
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
A new poll from Boise State University indicates that Idahoans are roughly split in their support for removing the four lower Snake River dams in Washington to save the Gem …
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2020
Spin Control: Will state really study removing Ballard Locks and raising Lake Washington? No dam way
Bill suggesting the removal of dams and locks in Western Washington tries to make a point, but may not move the salmon debate forward.
Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
As we plan for our region’s energy needs, it is our right and responsibility to make our voices heard now.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Study says differences over the fate of Snake River dams “remain deep,” suggests ways to improve understanding.
Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers takes another jab at a study of the Snake River dams supported by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
In a letter to Northwest policymakers Tuesday, more than 50 scientists said breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the only action that can counteract warm summertime water in …
Fri., July 12, 2019
Years of campaigning have painted it as a simple choice: those who favor salmon should support breaching the lower Snake River dams and those who favor lower power prices and …
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019
Despite calls for veto, state operating budget has money to study effects of possible breaching of Snake River dams.
Tue., May 14, 2019
It’s time for Gov. Inslee and the Washington state Legislature to recognize the conversation around removing the lower Snake River dams has run its course.
Sun., May 5, 2019
Removing the Snake River dams would impact everyone, in a variety of ways. The biggest threat to salmon today is climate change.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
A short-term agreement over fish passage operations at Snake and Columbia river dams could help researchers determine whether spilling more water there can significantly boost survival of juvenile salmon and …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
A task force to study possible removal of the Snake River dams could generate outsized controversy in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget.
Sat., May 5, 2018
A new study commissioned by the NW Coalition shows that the ongoing decline in wind and solar energy prices can not only contribute to a cleaner environment, it may help …
Tue., May 1, 2018
The Spokesman-Review recently reported on a poll conducted by special interest groups that have been campaigning for decades for removal of hydropower dams on the Snake River (“Poll shows Washington …
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.
Tue., April 10, 2018
Blaming salmon concerns on Snake River dams is a red herring. I serve the people of Washington’s 9th Legislative District, which includes the lower Snake River from the Idaho border …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
Federal judges and regional governors – not to mention every conservation group in the nation – regard the lower Snake River dams as the worst of the worst. They remain …
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., May 18, 2017
The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday …
Sat., May 28, 2016
These activists continue to peddle a demonstrably false fish tale: that solar power and other renewables could replace the reliable carbon-free energy produced by the Snake River dams.
Thu., May 5, 2016
Judge criticizes federal plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs; says dam changes must be considered
A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn’t do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers …
Tue., June 9, 2015
Federal authorities have released a final recovery plan for the Snake River’s sockeye salmon runs, which teetered on the brink of extinction in the 1990s. Only a handful of sockeye …
Thu., May 14, 2015
How long does it take for salmon to travel from Bonneville Dam to Idaho? Joe DuPont, Idaho Fish and Game regional fisheries manager in Lewiston, looked at data and came …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
Often shorted their share of spring chinook, anglers east of the Cascades want a dialog with Washington, Oregon and Idaho during 2013 leading to a better fishery in the Snake …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
REDFISH LAKE CREEK, Idaho – A vermilion slash in clear, cold water, the Snake River sockeye in this mountain stream is one of nature’s long-distance athletes, traveling at least 900 …