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April 20, 2022

E&E News: Climate activists put bull's-eye on hydropower dams in Wash.

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Four dams along the Lower Snake River are drawing protests for their impacts on salmon. By Zeina MohammedApril 19, 2022 CLIMATEWIRE | Thousands of students in the Pacific Northwest are fighting to protect salmon and steelhead by joining tribes and state… Read More
April 05, 2022

Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Officials seek change of course in wild salmon recovery

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Senior members of Biden administration, six Columbia Basin Tribes met last week for a ‘nation-to-nation’ talk on protected fish By Eric BarkerMarch 29, 2022 The Biden administration reiterated Monday its determination to change course on the decadeslong, $17… Read More
April 05, 2022

The Olympian: Supporters march for salmon survival

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By Tony OvermanApril 2, 2022 Salmon supporters gathered for speakers, a march and the formation of a human orca mural on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, Washington, calling for the removal of Snake River dams to aid in salmon recovery and survival. Read more… Read More
April 05, 2022

The News Tribune: Activists rally in Tacoma for Northwest salmon — next event is April 2 in Olympia

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By News Tribune StaffMarch 27, 2022 Activists rallied Saturday in Tacoma on behalf of Northwest salmon runs, calling for removal of four dams on the lower Snake River, and seeking attention from state and federal elected officials. The “Stop Salmon Extinction… Read More
March 09, 2022

NW News Network: Study says plans needed to replace Snake River dams power generation

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By Courtney FlattMarch 8, 2022 Now’s the time to begin planning ways to replace Washington’s four Lower Snake River dams with a mix of renewable energy projects, according to a report by the advocacy group NW Energy Coalition. The coalition also has advocated… Read More
March 09, 2022

KIRO 7: Activists create human mural to support saving orcas, salmon

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By KIRO 7 News StaffMarch 4, 2022 SEATTLE — A human mural of an orca whale was created by activists for World Wildlife Day on Thursday. About 100 people carrying black umbrellas gathered on the lawn of Victor Steinbrueck Park in Seattle to create a mosaic in… Read More

Jan 27, 2022 - Idaho Capital Sun: Idaho heart, Idaho Ark - The Middle Fork is our best chance to sustain salmon in an uncertain future

Jan 14, 2022 - The Lewiston Tribune: RIVER ROAD TRIP PART 2 -- THE JOHN DAY Fewer dams provided migrating fish a significant advantage

Dec 13, 2021 - The Lewiston Tribune: RIVER ROAD TRIP PART 1 -- THE ELWHA RIVER When dams fell, salmon returned

Nov 9, 2021 - OPB: Salmon - the original superabundant food of the Pacific Northwest

Nov 2, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Analysis - In Washington state, the tide might be turning on breaching Snake River dams

Nov 2, 2021 - Spokesman Review: ‘A giant step’ for salmon: As dam-breaching debate rages, Cantwell quietly secures billions for fish recovery

Oct 26, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Snake River dam litigation put on hold

Oct 26, 2021 - Spokesman Review: 20-year legal tug-of-war between federal managers on the Snake River and conservation and tribal interests may be put on hold until next summer

Oct 26, 2021 - Spokesman Review: ‘With open minds,’ Murray, Inslee detail process to consider breaching Snake River dams

Oct 22, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lawsuit over dams on hold as Gov. Inslee, Sen. Murray pursue breaching assessment on Lower Snake River

Oct 21, 2021 - Time Magazine: Upstream Battle

Oct 18, 2021 - Seattle Times: Washington governor, senator want answers on how to replace benefits of Lower Snake River dams

Oct 15, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Inslee, Murray to ponder future without dams

Oct 15, 2021 - The Spokesman-Review: Inslee, Murray plan to release dam breaching assessment by next summer

Oct 8, 2021 - Spokesman Review: Poll finds most Washington voters support plan to breach Snake River dams

Oct 4, 2021 - Spokesman-Review: Infrastructure bill would let Bonneville Power Administration borrow $10 billion to modernize Northwest power grid, but critics say it props up ‘failed status quo’

Oct 1, 2021 - CBB: With Few Snake River Sockeye Making It To Sawtooth Basin, Endangered Fish Hang On With Captive Breeding, Outplanting Adults Into Lakes

Sep 30, 2021 - Post Register: Dismal returns: 43 sockeye make the journey from the Pacific to central Idaho in 2021

Sep 22, 2021 - OPB: Southern Resident grandmother orca missing and likely dead

Sep 7, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lower Snake River irrigators propose two-dam drawdown, breaking with some farmers and bargers

Aug 26, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Steelhead numbers bad, again

Aug 23, 2021 - WSJ: Declining Salmon Population Threatens Fishing Tourism in Pacific Northwest

Aug 23, 2021 - The Seattle Times: Skinny orcas are up to 3 times more likely to die than healthy whales, new research shows

Aug 17, 2021 - KIVI TV: Excessive heat makes it more difficult for sockeye salmon to return to Idaho

Aug 16, 2021 - The Seattle Times: What does climate report foresee for Northwest?

Aug 12, 2021 - King 5 News: Conservation groups call for removal of lower Snake River Dams to save salmon, orca

Aug 12, 2021 - Katu TV: Conservation groups call for removal of Snake River dams, citing concerns for salmon

Aug 11, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: ‘More and more dire’: Idaho salmon advocates rally for Snake River dam breaching

Aug 11, 2021 - KHQ: Local wildlife advocates work to save endangered salmon populations

Aug 11, 2021 - Seattle Times: This tribe has lived on the coast of Washington for thousands of years. Now climate change is forcing it uphill

Aug 11, 2021 - KUOW - U.S. Senate infrastructure package could ‘significantly improve’ salmon habitat

Aug 3, 2021 - Columbia Insight: As salmon cook in rivers, pressure on Biden mounts

Jul 30, 2021 - Nelson Star: Canada given top marks for Columbia River Treaty public engagement

Jul 29, 2021 - Washington Post: A 25-foot Native American totem pole arrives in D.C. after a journey to sacred lands across U.S.

Jul 29, 2021 - Red Road to DC: Sec. Haaland welcomes totem pole commemorating sacred sites

Jul 20, 2021 - Atmos Magazine: The Frontline - To Our Relatives in the Water

Jul 19, 2021 - YES! Magazine: Tribes Are Leading the Way to Remove Dams and Restore Ecosystems

Jul 19, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lawsuit seeks more spill over Columbia Basin dams for salmon

Jul 19, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: If dams go, then what? Saving salmon, power grid means finding answers now, leaders say

Jul 19, 2021 - L.A. Times: Instead of braving the river, these endangered salmon take the highway

Jul 9, 2021 - OPB: ‘The Very Essence Of Our Being’: Northwest Tribes (And Politicians) Gather To Discuss Future Of Salmon

Jul 9, 2021 - Seattle Times: Historic summit of tribes across Pacific Northwest presses dam removal on Inslee, Biden, Congress

Jul 8, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Tribes call for action on salmon, dams

Jul 1, 2021 - Associated Press: Northwest lawmakers seek progress on Columbia River Treaty

Jun 29, 2021 - Seattle Times: Pacific Northwest heat wave sets up ‘grim’ migration for salmon on Columbia, Snake rivers

Jun 24, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Cold water released from N. Idaho dam to help salmon

Jun 18, 2021 - Columbia Insight: Hydro-fade. Pac NW power production is in dramatic flux

Jun 7, 2021 - Oregon Business: The Salmon and the Snake

May 28, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Northwest tribes unite behind breaching concept

May 28, 2021 - Seattle Times: Northwest tribes unite over GOP congressman’s pitch to breach down Lower Snake River dams

May 24, 2021 - Idaho Mountain Express: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes mark milestone in sockeye recovery efforts at Pettit Lake

May 14, 2021 - Seattle Times: Gov. Inslee, Washington state’s U.S. senators reject GOP congressman’s pitch on Lower Snake River dam removal

May 14, 2021 - Joint press statement from Senator Murray and Governor Inslee (May 14)

May 11, 2021 - The Spokesman:The U.S. promised the Nez Perce fishing rights. But what if Snake River dams kill off the fish?

May 3, 2021 - Watch a recording of Reps. Simpson and Blumenauer discuss solutions for Northwest salmon and communities

May 3, 2021 - ABC News: Snake River among top 10 most endangered rivers in the US, conservation group says

May 2, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Oregon Congressman joins Idaho’s Mike Simpson in promoting dam removal

May 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Water level raised in lower Snake River, fish advocates cry foul

May 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Tribe’s fish study is ‘a call to alarm’

Apr 16, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Columbia Basin tribes back Simpson plan

Apr 12, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lummi Nation carvers and allies to embark on national tour to D.C., give totem pole to President Biden

Apr 7, 2021 - The Columbian: Yakama Nation to Emhoff: Breach dams on Snake River

Mar 30, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Idaho Republican, Oregon Democrat could be the key figures in dam-breaching debate

Mar 30, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Letter from tribal leaders: Breach the lower Snake River dams

Mar 30, 2021 - E&E News: A Republican wants to breach dams. Where are Democrats?

Mar 22, 2021 - The Columbian: Editorial - In Our View: Snake River dams plan warrants consideration

Mar 18, 2021 - La Grande Observer: My Voice: A main stem vision for our upstream economy

Mar 8, 2021 - AP: Study: Chinook salmon are key to orcas all year

Mar 3, 2021 - Spokesman Review: New website imagines the Snake River without dams

Mar 3, 2021 - Seattle Times: COVID and squalor threaten tribal members living in once-abundant Indian fishing sites along Columbia River

Feb 23, 2021 - LMT: Scientists say removing Snake River dams ‘is necessary’ to restore salmon population

Feb 22, 2021 - Peninsula Daily News: Snake River dams proposal draws accolades, criticism

Feb 22, 2021 - Seattle Times: New orca baby born to southern resident L pod

Feb 16, 2021 - Star Tribune: Congressman hopes politics align on divisive Northwest dams

Feb 7, 2021 - Seattle Times: GOP congressman pitches $34 billion plan to breach Lower Snake River dams in new vision for Northwest

Feb 6, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Rep. Simpson proposal calls for breaching four lower Snake River dams

Feb 6, 2021 - Tri-City Herald: This GOP congressman wants to remove 4 dams to save Idaho’s salmon. It’ll cost billions.

Feb 2, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Another poor chinook return expected

Jan 21, 2021 - New York Times: Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

Jan 19, 2021 - Hatch Magazine: Scientists draft letter calling on governors to tear down the lower Snake River dams

Jan 19, 2021 - Spokane Public Radio: Report Lays Out Bleak Picture For Northwest Salmon 'Teetering On The Brink Of Extinction'

Jan 19, 2021 - The Oregonian: COVID-19 restaurant downturn, health risks pack double blow to tribal fishers, salmon business

Jan 5, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Salmon workgroup makes its final report

Dec 12, 2020 - Canadian Broadcasting Company: Calls to terminate Columbia River Treaty spark concern after 2 years of negotiations

Dec 7, 2020 - Idaho News 6: Idaho's Salmon Workgroup finalizing recommendations to save salmon and steelhead populations

Nov 30, 2020 - AP: Unique Idaho salmon numbers rise, but extinction looms

Nov 29, 2020 - Seattle Times: Salmon People: A tribe’s decades-long fight to take down the Lower Snake River dams and restore a way of life

Nov 29, 2020 - What a Biden Administration might mean for Northwest salmon and orcas

Nov 23, 2020 - Seattle Times: What Biden’s agenda on the environment could mean for the Pacific Northwest

Nov 2, 2020 - Idaho Statesman: Idaho’s sockeye salmon run falters again; experts perplexed

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