The U.S. House approved a bill that would effectively stop the spilling of water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.
Breaching the Lower Snake River dams in southeastern Washington has been a heated debate for decades.
Public utility districts that own five major hydroelectric dams in Washington’s Mid-Columbia
Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border
Critics also blame the giant dams for killing wild salmon, an iconic species in the Northwest.
The solar farm will produce 28 megawatts of renewable energy, enough power to meet the needs of about 4,000 households each year.