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Feds reject removal of 4 Lower Snake River
dams in key report

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 2/29/2020 10:38:44 AM

Years and millions of dollars in the making, a draft federal report on hydroelectric dam operations in the Columbia Basin will not settle the decadeslong fight over saving imperiled salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Federal agencies found that taking out the dams would “provide a long-term benefit to species that spawn or rear in the mainstem Snake River habitats,” but also would have adverse impacts, including increased power costs, a rise in greenhouse gases and reduced reliability of the electric grid. The report rejects the idea of removing the dams to save endangered or threatened salmon.

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The same people who push electric vehicles to save the planet fight tooth and nail to shut down renewable electric generation.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HotRod 2/29/2020 11:03:45 AM (No. 332833)
Hatcheries work well, and have been used for years. Let the greenies take up a collection to build and maintain a few more. The Salmon won't know the difference1
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/29/2020 11:14:38 AM (No. 332841)
Think this is the second state with a story where the environazis want to destroy dams to save wildlife. The other was California. Look behind the scenes of the green movement, and you will find people whose top priority is to destroy the United States.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 2/29/2020 12:17:25 PM (No. 332925)
If the salmon in the Columbia and Snake river basins were imperiled, why are they still there since the dams have been in place for decades?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: tom7 2/29/2020 12:23:25 PM (No. 332934)
Banning salmon fishing in the Columbia River would be way too easy and non-instrusive.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hershey 2/29/2020 12:29:06 PM (No. 332941)
Sorry, but didn't someone push to have 'fish ladders' installed to allow the Salmon to move up the rivers??? Or am I still in bed dreaming???>
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 2/29/2020 6:42:55 PM (No. 333160)
Good. Leave them for flood control and to generate power and to provide recreational opportunities.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MickTurn 2/29/2020 10:09:43 PM (No. 333255)
Fish ladders around the dam, they work and the fishies don't know the difference.
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