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Clarkston port responds to dam study

 

August 8, 2019



The Port of Clarkston July 31 responded to a study prepared by ECONorthwest and funded by Vulcan that argues the costs of the Lower Snake River Dams outweigh the benefits.

“ECONorthwest and Vulcan should get their facts straight,” said Mark Brigham, commission chair, Port of Clarkston. “Remarkably, the report ignores the existence of the cruise industry and its economic benefits. And then the report fails to remove cruise passengers from baselines in forward-looking tourism and recreation analyses. Without the waterway passage made possible by the dams, the cruise industry would be un...



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