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Recently on this page we urged Oregon politicians to go to rural parts of the state and seek out the opinions of the people who live there. Wh…
A new survey commissioned by Northwest RiverPartners indicates the vast majority of the public backs keeping the four lower Snake River dams.
A new survey commissioned by Northwest RiverPartners indicates broad public support for keeping the Snake River dams.
There are assessments, and then there are sales pitches.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee want a joint federal-state process to consider salmon recovery, including potentially breaching the four dams on the lower Snake River, long targeted by environmental groups.
They want to determine "whether there are reasonable means for replacing the benefits" provided by the dams, "sufficient to support breaching" as part of a salmon recovery strategy for the Snake River and the Pacific Northwest.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray say they will assess breaching the lower Snake River dams and replacing the benefits they provide. They plan to release their report by next summer.
Oregon's senators are among seven Western Democrats who say they are including steps to counter climate change in the federal budget resolution and other measures pending before Congress.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, left, and Sen. Ron Wyden