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By Rep. Mary Dye
R-Pomeroy 9th Legislative District 

Improving Puget Sound water quality is the best way to save Washington's salmon


February 23, 2023

There are some hard-core Western Washington groups that want you to believe that if we breach Snake River dams, it will boost our state’s salmon population and we can save the Southern Resident Orcas from extinction. It’s the old strategy of if you repeat something long enough, people will finally believe you. Even though dam removal would be devastating to our state’s power grid, agriculture, and vital river navigation of wheat and other products.

Here’s what they won’t tell you. Puget Sound is polluted. Combined with the warm, polluted stormwater from Seattle, Tacoma, and Everet...

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