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By Rep. Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Dams and salmon can-and do-coexist


Last updated 10/10/2019 at 10:19am

There has been a lot of buzz around the Snake River dams. In the decades-old argument, anti-dam advocates consistently point out that if the people of the Northwest love salmon, the dams have got to go. The communities I represent have grave concerns over the removal of the Snake River dams, which provide reliable and affordable energy that is vital to our region. These communities are also concerned about salmon survival, which is why I am proud to support our dams while also supporting research to improve fish passage.

In light of what seems like constant attacks on our way of life in Ce...

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