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White House: To help salmon, lower Snake River dams may need to go

Many salmon runs continue to decline, which environmentalists blame on dams, said Brenda Mallory, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Her office is leading multi-agency efforts to restore "abundant runs of salmon to the Columbia River Basin."






Water gushes through a concrete dam, with hills visible in the distant background.

Feud breaks out among GOP lawmakers over Snake River dams

Some Republican members of Congress from the Northwest are accusing an Idaho lawmaker of conducting secret negotiations with the Democratic governor of Oregon over a controversial proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River to save endangered salmon runs



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