Seattle study favors breaching dams

Congressional representatives for the Mid-Columbia disagree.

“This privately funded study is a slap in the face of our state’s agricultural economy,” said Reps. Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, both R-Wash., in a joint statement.

“It is another example of Seattle-based interests failing to understand our way of life in Central and Eastern Washington,” they said.

The analysis said that the public highly values protection of salmon and steelhead and are willing to pay to protect ecosystems, habitats and resources.

Removing the dams could have the potential to reduce the extinction risk for threatened and endangered fish stocks, the study said.

LINK (via: Tri-City Herald)

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