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McMorris Rodgers, other representatives reaffirm their support for state dams


February 11, 2021

Dalton Lebeda | Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Lower Granite Dam

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Fifth District, opposes a recent proposal to establish a Columbia Basin Fund and breach the Lower Snake River Dams:

"Proposals that include breaching the Lower Snake River Dams in the name of protecting salmon populations are flawed and fail to account for the sweeping impacts that would be felt across the region. With greater than 95 percent passage, these dams are not the greatest threat to fish survival. Our oceans are, coupled with predation and habitat loss," she stated.

"We need to focus on solutions that will get results, l...

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