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The future of the lower Snake River dams (LSRD) is at stake. You’ve heard this before, but unlike any time in our recent history has there been such a concerted effort to remove this invaluable infrastructure. Please take a moment to read this article from the Tri-City Herald about how recent events have brought us to this point and why the coming months are so critical.

In October of 2021, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee announced a process to study the cost of removing the LSRD. When this process concludes on July 31, 2022, it is almost certain that efforts will be taken to breach the LSRD. Running concurrently to the Murray/Inslee process, the Biden Administration is actively engaged in negotiations with dam breaching proponents to act at the federal level.


Help Now, Take Action:

You can help to communicate what removal of the LSRD would mean for your business, family, and community. Please go to this website and access this form to comment on the Murray/Inslee process.


It is imperative that you comment now as a draft report is expected in May of this year. Without your participation, this process will ignore your concerns.

As you complete the survey, following are issues you might consider highlighting in addition to including your own thoughts. Impacts of LSRD removal include:

Doubling the region's risk of blackouts and puts lives unnecessarily at risk;

Making it nearly impossible for the Northwest to achieve its decarbonization and electrification goals;

Increasing electricity costs for many vulnerable communities by 25% or more;

Adding thousands of trucks/rail cars through sensitive corridors and over a million tons of CO2 annually to the environment;

Increasing food costs for millions of people;

and, Limiting the funding available for more meaningful salmon recovery measures.



Friday, 29 April 2022