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Dam Breaching Advocates
Neglect Facts

by Howard Simpsons
Spokesman-Review, May 14, 2018

Graphic: Annual salmon counts of adults climbing up through  Bonneville Dam from 1938-2017 It seems like all of the most persistent advocates for the Snake River Dam breaching movement are from the Puget Sound area.

Nancy Hirsh is executive director for the NW Energy Coalition. Nancy directs the coalition's efforts to enhance investments in energy efficiency, renewable resources, she is located at the NW Energy Coalition in Seattle.

Since Puget Sound is right in her backyard I'd suggest she starts crusading to save the salmon and orcas that depend on them by breaching all of the dams on the Puget Sound tributaries and see how that works out for the Sound.

A massive amount of land is needed for solar and wind farms in Eastern Washington, home to a number of already endangered species which "progressives" like Nancy always seem to neglect to mention. The protected and endangered wildlife that are the casualties of the "clean environment" that the wind and solar farms bring should be enough to put an end to that "progressive" experiment.

According to the current literature between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year from collisions with turbines.

The Mojave Desert solar plant kills 6,000 birds a year.

How much is an eagle worth?

Howard Simpsons Ione, Washington
Dam Breaching Advocates Neglect Facts
Spokesman-Review, May 14, 2018

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