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Who Said What

by Staff
Lewiston Tribune, February 11, 2000

"The people who live in Riggins have as much right to make a living off fish as the people of Lewiston and Clarkston do on toilet paper."
-- Jack Kappas, Salmon River ranger.

"The way the environmentalists and the tibe complement each other really shows federal agencies even the Lewiston community supports dam breaching."
-- Rick Eichtstaedt, Nez Perce Tribe Water Resources Division.

"We needed something to attach the monkey to."
-- Jock Pring, owner of Lewis-Clark Motors and Hells Canyon Resort & Marina, on why four new Kias from his car lot found their way to the convention center parking lot, anchoring a giant inflatable gorilla.

"I need something that's going to say we need to take the dams out and it WILL save the fish. So far I haven't heard that."
-- John Dugger of Lewiston.

"You will not hear me use the term fish-friendly turbines, because there is no such thing. We recognize that."
-- Brig. Gen. Carl A. Strock, northwestern division engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"If my name gets mangled and that's the worst thing that happens to me today, I'll be a pretty lucky guy."
--Ric Ilgenfritz of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

"We would be in hot water if they breached the dams. A lot of people would be out of work."
-- Lorry Wright of Uniontown, a papermaker on the tissue machines at Potlatch Corp. in Lewiston.

"Not everybody can stand around and work for minimum wage when they have a family to support."
-- Bob Qesenberry of Lewiston, an electrician at Potlatch Corp.

"Long after these cameras have disappeared . . . you're still going to be here and you're going to have to get along with each other."
-- Brig. Gen. Carl A. Strock, northwestern division engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Related sites:
Idaho Voices Idaho Statesman, 2/24/00

Who Said What
Lewiston Tribune, February 11, 2000

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