John Twa

John Twa

Apr25

Patagonia ads take aim at lower Snake dams

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia took aim squarely at the lower Snake River’s four salmon-killing dams in ads released in Washington state newspapers April 23, 24 and 25. The ads, which feature the tagline “Don’t hold back,” show three completed...
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Apr08

Port of Lewiston loses 100 percent of its container traffic

Commercial shipping on the lower Snake River continues to decline–dramatically. The Port of Lewiston confirmed yesterday and officially announced today that it was indefinitely suspending container shipments after an international shipper said it...
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Mar01

Lewiston Tribune wonders: Will taxpayers dub the Port of Lewiston a Port to Nowhere?

The Lewiston Morning Tribune gleans what we’ve been saying all along: Decades of taxpayer waste are contributing to a failed system on the lower Snake River. The only fiscally responsible action at this point is to decommission four outdated dams...
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Feb22

To save orcas, we must save salmon

This Seattle Times guest opinion from three of the leading orca researchers in the Pacific Northwest points to a longstanding problem that’s gaining visibility in 2015. Endangered southern Pacific orcas depend heavily on chinook salmon from the...
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Feb15

Once more into the breach

The Lewiston Morning Tribune sat down with civil engineer and former Army Corps of Engineers employee Jim Waddell to dig into cost-benefit issues that enshroud the lower Snake River and its cost-heavy dams.
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