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Reps urge Gov. Inslee to scratch dams study


May 23, 2019

Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse released a joint statement urging Washington Governor Jay Inslee to veto the $750,000 line item in the capital budget that would commission a state-funded study on breaching the federally-owned and operated Snake River dams:

“This study is a waste of state taxpayer dollars. We stand with the people of Central and Eastern Washington who rely on the Snake River dams in calling for Governor Inslee to veto the $750,000 line item in the capital budget. Instead of studying the removal of our federal dams, these state dollars could have been used to fund salmon recovery programs that directly aid endangered salmon species,” the joint statement said.

In December 2018, Reps. Newhouse and McMorris Rodgers issued a joint statement opposing Governor Inslee’s proposed study.


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