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THE FOUR LOWER SNAKE DAMS SHOULD COME DOWN
Not all dams are good. The four federal dams on the lower Snake River in southeastern Washington, for example, are driving endangered wild salmon to extinction and should be removed. Listeners should check out: http://www.lightintheriver.org, where there is a new report entitled Bright Future, which clearly shows that we can meet all of our future energy demands in the region, replace the energy produced from the four lower Snake dams to save salmon and retire coal plants with a combination of conservation, energy efficiency standards and increased development of clean renewables, such as wind and solar power. Not only will this help the salmon, but it will create thousands of new jobs in the clean energy and fishing sectors, giving a tremendous boost the Northwest economy. Some hydropower is beneficial to the region, but some of it is harming the region more than it is helping. I hope the Obama administration will continue to move forward with a clean energy agenda that doesn't compromise the restoration of endangered wild salmon in the Northwest and remove the four lower Snake dams.
posted 4 years ago
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