Hastings Wary of
Congressman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., says the newly formed political action committee, Snake River Salmon Society, is a "well-funded, well-coordinated campaign aimed at destroying the four Snake River dams."
Hastings said he supports the First Amendment rights of PACs, but believes citizens of the Northwest overwhelmingly oppose tearing out the dams.
The society's founders say their federal political action committee aims to restore the runs of endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Northwest.
It plans to promote its goals by supporting candidates in the region who favor removing dams on the Snake River.
"(This is) a major dam removal attack launched to persuade the new President and his Administration to reverse the 'no dam removal' policy established over the past eight years. It's time we again stand up and speak out against dam removal as an extreme action that won't help fish but will increase energy prices, hurt our economy and cost us jobs," Hastings said in a release.
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