The Future of the Columbia-Snake River System


March 11, 2021

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Proposing a $33 billion plan to breach the Lower Snake River dams–with no guarantee that salmon populations will benefit–is a drastic, fiscally irresponsible leap to take; and efforts to scare communities into thinking a judge can breach any federal dam with the stroke of a pen are just plain wrong.

By Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), and Russ Fulcher (ID-01).

WASHINGTON D.C.–The Columbia-Snake River System transformed our region from a dry, barren sagebrush to one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. Thanks to this system, farmers in the Pacific Northwest are able to send their products across America and to count...

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