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."
Federal regulators have issued a draft environmental impact statement saying there are significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California’s Klamath River to save imperiled migratory salmon.
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
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that a large earthquake — which is expected to occur again in the Pacific Northwest sooner or later — could cause the spillway gates of Detroit Dam to buckle, resulting “in a potentially catastrophic flood.”
A Republican congressman is proposing removing four hydroelectric dams in the Northwest as part of a sweeping plan to address the decades-long problem of how to save salmon populations without upending a system that provides power to millions of people