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Oregon governor calls for breaching 4
Snake River dams; Washington’s GOP
House members outraged

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 2/16/2020 9:41:50 PM

SALEM, Oregon — The governor of Oregon has come out in favor of removing four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state, saying that is the best way to increase endangered salmon runs. Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, sent a letter to Washington’s Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee this week, offering her support for removing the dams. Washington, under an initiative spearheaded by Inslee, has been gathering information on what Northwest residents think about breaching the four dams. (snip) The letter outraged Washington state’s three Republican U.S. House members, who want to keep the dams

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Everybody is supposed to switch to electric cars. So let's get rid of electric power sources. Huh? Renewable electricity sources. Huh??

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 2/16/2020 9:50:23 PM (No. 320601)
They are destructive crazies.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: red1066 2/16/2020 9:54:30 PM (No. 320603)
Since when are salmon endangered? One can buy salmon in any grocery store or restaurant in the country.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver 2/16/2020 9:57:59 PM (No. 320605)
Tell Oregon Governor to go pound sand. The Snake River dams provide about a million horsepower in electric power for area homes and industry with RENEWABLE
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver 2/16/2020 10:01:58 PM (No. 320607)
... energy, and the investment is already paid for. This discussion is ridiculous. Why do we have to keep re-justifying the existence of these dams? They give us great recreation, slack-water navigation for shipping crops to seaport destinations and area a source of wealth creation for the area and for the country.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Felixed 2/16/2020 10:19:03 PM (No. 320613)
The Govenator of Oregon makes a strong case for rabies vaccinations.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: wilarrbie 2/16/2020 10:20:37 PM (No. 320614)
Do it. Pull the dams, and in their place put solar and wind units. Ban fracking and coal mining, and of course no coal or propane from other states allowed. Exempt the lower 50% of incomers from all but minimal taxes and add the burden to area businesses and your top 10%-ers (because the 1%-ers aint enough). Put in that $15 p/hour minimum wage, and make all the safety nets open to any and all who come, regardless of citizen status and able-bodyness, Accept any and all immigrants who enter either state and treat them as any citizen, EXCEPT that sanctuary rules MUST be applied when and wherever any non-citizen crosses paths with law enforcement. No cherry-picking which crimes are "bad' enough. You have to keep them all. Enact the full panoply of liberal wet dreams. Oh, and NO INCREASE in already allocated FED DOLLARS! This is a State thing - don't come crying to Montana or Missouri or Illinois for help. What a perfect little social-science lab to practice what we preach. C'mon Washington and Oregon! DO IT!!!! PULL THE DAMS!!! Shut 'em down and go full speed SJW ahead. Show the rest of us deplorable rubes how it's done.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: leonardo 2/16/2020 10:43:30 PM (No. 320620)
Democrats: INSANELY anti-American. Elect one and America goes off the cliff.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NotaBene 2/16/2020 11:18:11 PM (No. 320628)
There goes the cheap electricity for Google computer farms and Alcoa. Stupid Gaia worshipers.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo 2/16/2020 11:31:43 PM (No. 320632)
I believe, as these are waterways, that the Federal Government has the final say. Not... Gonna... Happen...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RuckusTom 2/16/2020 11:46:22 PM (No. 320637)
Those mean'ole republicans ... wanting to harm the poor little fishies.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Omen55 2/17/2020 12:03:25 AM (No. 320645)
Trump will have fun with this!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 2/17/2020 1:41:01 AM (No. 320657)
In fairness, #2, those are farm grown salmon. They are talking about the wild salmon.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: previouslyon24 2/17/2020 2:06:25 AM (No. 320659)
WA already destroyed a dam that used to provide all the power for several medium sized cities, so the idea is already accepted as wonderful. It cost all of us $360 million to destroy a perfectly operating power plant, all for the idea of encouraging long lost salmon runs that will take decades to regenerate and may never recover, and in any event not be as useful. I love salmon as much as most people, but I actually like people a lot more. The governors and legislatures of both OR and WA are all Democrat controlled as you might surmise. And they both think that small population states like them will actually help fix the terrible global warming we aren't experiencing and never will. But they feel so good about themselves. Hopefully the Federal government will stop this madness, and the liberals in these states will jump off the nearest dams when Trump wins big in November.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 2/17/2020 2:09:48 AM (No. 320661)
Why have relatively cheap power from dams when you can have $.25 cents per KW with wind and solar. I often wondered just how lucrative the kickbacks to demonrats are from wind and solar.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/17/2020 3:02:23 AM (No. 320671)
They have packages of frozen marinated individual vacuum packed fillets of wild caught salmon in Costco.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 2/17/2020 5:18:52 AM (No. 320690)
Best way is to stop natives from putting Gill nets completely across a river Funny how 50 years ago runs were fine with the Dams.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hershey 2/17/2020 5:44:15 AM (No. 320705)
What about all of the 'fish ladders' they built to save the salmon????
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/17/2020 6:40:17 AM (No. 320740)
Don't be moving to Minnesota. We get our power from two cool Nuclear Plants and it is cheap and plentiful. You morons will try to shut them down for wind or solar or something stupid!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/17/2020 8:28:55 AM (No. 320839)
Wow! This article reads like the German warning above it.
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