The Columbia/Snake River Dam Plan and the Obama Administrationby Weekday
KUOW, September 17, 2009
Since dams were built on the lower Snake River in the 1950s through 1970s, four types of salmon have been named endangered or threatened. Spending money on hatcheries and fish ladders has not restored their populations. Under the Obama administration, NOAA pledged to review the restoration plan. A federal judge gave the government until September 15 to make a clear decision. What was decided? What will be done from here? What is the best plan for the salmon and the dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers?
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