Economic Reports

Full documents and reports are available below.  For a quick-reference to summary documents, try Key Concerns and Facts.

The Bonneville Power Administration 2018: Threatened, Endangered, or on the Brink of Extinction?  05.2018  Linwood Laughy

BPA and the lower Snake River Dams 1.31.2018 or PDF Linwood Laughy

BPA’s response to Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers questions regarding spending on fish recovery and mitigation in the FCRPS  6.5.2017

2017 Lower Snake River Freight Transportation Review 1.4.2018 or PDF Linwood Laughy

Mothballing Lower Snake River Dams Would Help Resolve BPA’s Financial Issues & Rising Rates  8.17.2017 or PDF Jim Waddell & John Twa

Press Release – The Columbia River Basin Holds Immense Natural Capital Value 7.6.2017 or PDF

Policy Considerations SUMMARY  6.22.17 or PDF

Policy Considerations SUMMARY 9.8.2016 or PDF

Policy Considerations for Breaching the Snake River Dams 8.30.2016

National Economic Analysis of the Four Lower Snake Dams 2.22.2016

Regional Economic Dev Summary, Reevaluation, Lower Snake Dams 2.22.2016

Breach Plan-Estimate 2.21.2015 Jim Waddell

Cost of Dams, Rebuttal 7.29.2015

The Costs of Keeping the Four Lower Snake River Dams: A Reevaluation of the Lower Snake River Feasibility Report 7.28.2015

    Alt 3 Base Yr 2001 Costs 2001

   Alt 3 Base Yr 2001 and 2015 Costs 2015

   Alt 3 Base Yr 2015 Costs 2015

Lower Snake River Dam Alternative Power Costs 6.22.2015

Costs Analysis Chart: Operations, Maintenance & Repairs Vs. Breaching and Maintaining Recreation 1.1.2015

Working to breach Lower Snake River dams to save millions of tax dollars annually, bring wealth & jobs to a region and restore salmon runs which will increase prey availability for southern resident orcas.