Zoom Event “Understanding Energy” – Learn how hydropower is generated, transmitted and sold, in the context of the Snake River Dams. Aired 5/28/2020
Learn about the connection between the lower Snake River reservoirs, global climate change, and the role rivers play in the carbon cycle.
Lack of regional political leadership to even ask the Corps to breach. And, a misguided belief by the public and agencies that further studies, legislation, and a new Environmental Impact Statement will solve the problem when in fact all it does is prolong effective action. 25 years has been spent trying every other method to recover salmon. Strong […]
It’s highly unlikely that we can save endangered species without breaching the dams. In the 2002 Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (which took 7 years and $33 million dollars to create), the Corps identified dam breaching as the alternative that would provide the highest probability of meeting salmon survival and recovery criteria (see page 25). […]
Simply put – we’ve waited nearly too long already and we already have the answers. Salmon and Orca populations have declined since NOAA’s protection, conservation, and recovery efforts on their behalf began. All snake river wild salmon and steelhead runs were listed under the endangered species act by the late 90s. Southern Resident Orcas officially […]
The four Lower Snake River Dams are man-made structures with a finite lifetime. They are part of the problematic aging U.S. infrastructure that requires more money for maintenance every year. These dams will be breached in the future due to economics. They are economically unsustainable now. It’s simply a matter of time before the federal […]
Republican Rep. Mike Simpson from Idaho has launched a $33.5-Billion “Energy & Salmon Concept” for breaching the dams in the first action taken by any politician to accomplish this solution.
(Painting by Sarah Moore Studio LLC) What pushes us forward, what keeps the passion alive to push through the river of struggle and opportunity? Is it our love for the environment or is it our vision for the future of what we can restore and revive, or is it both? Here’s a vision we have […]
Your voice matters! We are united in efforts to free the Snake! Salmon and Orca cannot wait! Here is what you need to know and what you can voice to our representatives and officials: 1. Executive Action 2021This is an emergency response action for the IMMEDIATE drawdown and breach of Lower Granite and Little Goose […]