Lower Snake River dams could be replaced by a variety of renewable energy resources, according to a new study by the NW Energy Coalition.
The advocacy group says this means dam removal doesn’t have to be a choice between salmon and renewable energy.
Many hydropower supporters say removing the four Lower Snake River dams could mean more of the Northwest’s power generation would have to come from fossil fuel sources, like natural gas.
That’s not what the coalition’s study found. Coalition spokesman Sean O’Leary said it’s important to be able to take energy generation questions off the table when considering how to protect endangered and threatened Snake River salmon runs.
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