Are we one step closer to removal of the Snake River Dams?
Judge finds fault with federal salmon plan. Conservation groups optimistic about order. By Jon Duval. Idaho Mountain Express.
These dams are on the lower Snake River. That’s in the state of Washington, but they greatly harm salmon and steelhead migration to and from Idaho to the ocean. For years, steelheaders and other conservationists have wanted these nagivation dams breeched and the government has opposed it. Judge Redden (see article) has been monitoring government efforts to comply with the Endangered Species Act on the matter, and he is not pleased.
Entire books have been writing about the issue.