9th District reps urge citizen comment


January 2, 2020

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During the 2019 legislative session at Gov. Jay Inslee's request, $750,000 was included in the 2019-21 operating budget to study the possibility of breaching and removing the four lower Snake River dams, which includes Lower Granite Dam. Representatives Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) and Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) both oppose the idea and ask local voters to contribute their voices to the Stakeholder Engagement Report comments.

OLYMPIA–Ninth District Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye are urging citizens to attend workshops being held this January in Clarkston, Vancouver and the Tri-Cities on the governor's Lower Snake River Dams Stakeholder Engagement Report.

"This report, and whatever public input is provided, could have a profound effect on the future of our lower Snake River dams," said Schmick, R-Colfax. "These dams pro...

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