But what about the Orcas? 

Washington regulators want water at dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers to meet state standards. They say that would make it safer for imperiled salmon, especially during hot summers. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is putting a stop to those plans — for now.

Environmental groups worry the federal government is shelving its responsibilities to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead.

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