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Stay at home ― stay informed on the Snake River dams


March 26, 2020

The efforts to contain COVID-19 have disrupted basic aspects of daily life across southeastern Washington―and for good reason.

But if we’re not vigilant, this virus will wreak more social and economic damage than it must. It will distract us.

Recently, federal agencies released a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the 14 Columbia and Snake River dams. The last day to comment―April 13―is fast approaching.

As the Tri-City Herald Editorial Board recently wrote, “The coronavirus eventually will pass, but the future of our region depends on what happens to the Snake River dams.”...

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