U.S. House votes to halt additional water spills for salmon

Hopefully, this bill does not clear the Senate and McMorris gets voted out of office.

Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

The bill, sponsored by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, R- Wash., would block spilling of additional water over the dams, which was recently ordered by the court to help young salmon and steelhead migrate to the ocean. Any modifications to the dams’ operations would be halted for about five years unless Congress specifically authorized changes to power production or Snake River navigation.


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