Snake River Vision: Job Security

Snake River Vision: Job Security

Well before 2021, the Northwest had moved beyond the idea that the economy and environment were distinct sectors to be considered separately, somehow independent of one another. The Northwest has long understood the two are interconnected and for our region, that is a...
Lower Snake River dam removal is a golden key, if not a silver bullet

Lower Snake River dam removal is a golden key, if not a silver bullet

Salmon return to the Columbia River in this 2104 photo of the fish viewing window at Bonneville Dam, the first of eight dams salmon and steelhead from the Snake River basin must pass on their way home to spawn. Removing the four dams on the lower Snake River would give these migratory fish a fighting … Read more

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21st Century Dams Act Introduced

21st Century Dams Act Introduced

Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced H.R. 4375, the bipartisan Twenty-First Century Dams Act. This bill makes a $25.8 billion investment in enhancing the safety, grid resilience benefits, and power...
The Snake River basin is a climate-change refuge for migrating salmon and steelhead

The Snake River basin is a climate-change refuge for migrating salmon and steelhead

The equation is simple. It’s hot. It’s going to get hotter, which is why it is so urgent to increase access for salmon and steelhead to the thousands of square miles of the most climate-resilient, high-elevation habitat in the Snake River basin by removing the lower four Snake River dams

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