A dangerous Senate Joint Memorial (SJM 8004) has been introduced and passed by the Washington state senate in 2017. It has not been passed by the house, where it will hopefully die. The Memorial seeks to have certain federal officials prevent the breaching of any dam in the Columbia River system, including the 4 lower Snake River dams. Here are excerpts from the Memorial:
“NOW THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that you take any and all action within your authority to prevent the breaching of any dam in the Columbia River system.”
“BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States, the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, each member of Congress representing the State of Washington or a congressional district therein, the United States Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, the United States Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, and the Bonneville Power Administration Administrator.”
The full Memorial can be read here.
To put an end to this, we need Washington residents to contact their elected representatives and ask them to block passage of this dangerous bill. Residents can look up their representatives contact information here.