Slide background

Opinion

Save Our Wild Salmon

Explore this page to find editorials and guest opinions concerning all things related to Columbia-Snake River Basin wild salmon and steelhead.

May 24, 2021

Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Inslee and Murray do not have time to spare

in Opinion
May 23, 2021 You wouldn’t know it from the way Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., pumped the brakes on Congressman Mike Simpson’s concept to breach four dams on the lower Snake River to spare imperiled salmon from extinction. But… Read More
May 01, 2021

Capital Press: Commentary: Simpson dam proposal smart, strategic

in Opinion
By Don SchwerinApril 26, 2021 The Simpson Plan does everything the Ag and Rural Caucus asked for: 1) puts up dollars up front to mitigate all foreseeable costs on eastern Washington residents, 2) provides time to make good on the mitigation guarantees, and 3)… Read More
Simpson
March 15, 2021

Opinion: My Motivation by Congressman Mike Simpson

in Opinion
Washington, D.C. – “In the weeks since I have released my concept regarding the salmon, energy and dams issues in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve received a significant amount of feedback. Some have wondered what my motivation is, so I thought it may be helpful… Read More

Mar 8, 2021 - Spokesman Review Guest opinion: Create a future on the lower Snake River that works for everyone.

Mar 8, 2021 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dan Newhouse, Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Russ Fulcher: The future of the Columbia-Snake River System

Mar 8, 2021 - LMT Opinion: Simpson’s plan can make all of us winners

Mar 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune Guest Opinion: Troy and Schoesler rushed to judgment on Simpson’s fish plan

Mar 1, 2021 - Magic Valley Op-ed: Simpson: Hartgen wants to gamble for Idaho’s future – I want certainty

Feb 22, 2021 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: The Last Salmon

Feb 7, 2021 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: At long last, a workable plan to remove Lower Snake River dams and save Idaho’s salmon

Jan 26, 2021 - Tri-City Herald: Treaty rights demand bold action to save salmon

Nov 2, 2020 - The Oregonian: Opinion: Northwest states’ action on Columbia Basin salmon offer a needed lifeline

Sep 30, 2020 - Post Register: River accords are 'fishy deal' for Idaho

Sep 28, 2020 - Tacoma New Tribune: Removing dams on Puyallup and Snake rivers is key to salmon and orca survival

Sep 24, 2020 - Crosscut: Opinion - We lose more than salmon and orcas to the Snake River dams

Sep 3, 2020 - Bend Bulletin guest opinion: Let’s heal our rivers and restore salmon

Sep 3, 2020 - Register Guard guest opinion: A failure to save the salmon

Sep 3, 2020 - East oregonian guest opinion: Collaboration with all stakeholders is the best path forward

Aug 26, 2020 - The Columbian: Local View: Snake River dams too costly

Aug 18, 2020 - The Register Guard: River-dependent families need better solutions

Aug 13, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Another Major Dam Study Comes and Goes

Aug 12, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Letter to the Editor - Seek leadership elsewhere

Jul 31, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: July 29 Letters to the Editor: Our Readers’ Opinions

Jul 9, 2020 - Nelson Daily Guest Opinion: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, Basin residents need to speak up

Jun 10, 2020 - Clearwater Tribune: LTE - Time to Get Off the Bench

Apr 20, 2020 - Another view on dam decisions: Support salmon and Native peoples

Apr 20, 2020 - Idaho State Journal: Setting the record straight on lower Snake River dams

Apr 20, 2020 - Idaho Press: Don't let politics drive salmon, steelhead into extinction

Mar 12, 2020 - Idaho Statesman op ed: These groups are setting differences aside to work on salmon solutions

Feb 28, 2020 - East Oregonian: Letter: Sportfishers support Snake River dam removal

Feb 28, 2020 - Oregonian Opinion: Oregon’s orcas, too

Feb 27, 2020 - Idaho County Free Press: Guest Column: Rep. Simpson taking most comprehensive approach to bring salmon back

Jan 29, 2020 - Moscow Pullman Daily News Guest Opinion: Idaho’s salmon can’t survive with the lower Snake dams

Jan 5, 2020 - Capitol Press Guest Opinion: Ag and Rural Caucus seeks Snake River mitigation

Jan 5, 2020 - Daily Astorian Guest Column: Fishermen and farmers need solutions

Dec 23, 2019 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Energy, salmon, economy: Accord on Snake River dams possible

Oct 11, 2019 - Yale 360: On the Northwest’s Snake River, the Case for Dam Removal Grows

Oct 10, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Say these local businesses, It’s the dams or us

Oct 4, 2019 - Island Weekly: OPALCO’s dam decision is concerning

Sep 10, 2019 - Chinook Observer: Editorial - Only smart, honest policies stand in the way of extinction

Sep 9, 2019 - Idaho Statesman: Governor’s salmon work group is going backward

Aug 28, 2019 - The Oregonian: We need a new vision for salmon—and the region

Aug 19, 2019 - Union Bulletin: When it comes to salmon, orcas and Snake River, breach the status quo

Aug 19, 2019 - The Oregonian: In My Opinion - Why Bonneville can’t save salmon

Aug 14, 2019 - Idaho Mountain Express: Salmon work group is going backward

Jul 11, 2019 - Crosscut: Flush with cash, WA should invest in orcas now

Jun 27, 2019 - Washington State Wire: Washington’s path to clean energy can also save orca—and salmon they need to thrive

Jun 11, 2019 - Union Bulletin: With or without dams, we are in this together

Jun 4, 2019 - Seattle Times: Can Bonneville Power Administration be saved?    

May 20, 2019 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: U.S. must follow Canada and invite tribes into Columbia River Treaty negotiation

May 14, 2019 - Crosscut: An Idaho Republican is asking the right questions about Northwest salmon 

May 2, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Editorial - Simpson is merely listening to his voters

Dec 23, 2018 - Spokesman-Review Guest Opinion: Time for BPA to act on dams

Dec 23, 2018 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Anger toward conservation groups over threatened steelhead lawsuit was misdirected

Dec 23, 2018 - Yakima-Herald Saturday soapbox: To help the orcas, and improve salmon runs, remove the dams

Dec 20, 2018 - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin:  Dam agreement to save fish worth a try

Nov 19, 2018 - Everett Herald Editorial: Solutions for saving our salmon and orcas

Sep 3, 2018 - TriCity Herald: Activist groups say give us our dammed Snake River back.

Sep 3, 2018 - TriCity Herald: Just in case the Snake River dams go away

Aug 28, 2018 - The Stranger: Giving up Chinook Is a Nice Idea but It Will Not Save the Orcas

Aug 28, 2018 - HCN Opinion: Orcas need more than sympathy and prayers

Jun 28, 2018 - Alison Morrow: What wildlife need from us—awareness 

Jun 25, 2018 - Crosscut: Why do we keep loving our orcas — to death?

Jun 19, 2018 - Lewiston Tribune: Will Idaho's lame duck governor extend his reach?

Jun 1, 2018 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Trump's attack on salmon recovery is unconscionable

Jun 1, 2018 - Seattle Times: Gov. Inslee: Canada’s unneighborly pipeline deal threatens orcas and climate

Jun 1, 2018 - Ridenbaugh Press: Shifts of Market and Region

May 31, 2018 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Good treaties make good neighbors: Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty regime

May 30, 2018 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Trump's attack on salmon recovery is unconscionable

May 24, 2018 - For the Sake of the Snake

May 16, 2018 - Idaho Mountain Express Guest Opinion: Idaho congressmen sell out our salmon

May 14, 2018 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Columbia River treaty negotiations must include tribes, First Nations

May 14, 2018 - B-Run Steelhead - Extinction in the Heart of Idaho

May 10, 2018 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: A modern Columbia River treaty needs to treat the Columbia as one river

May 10, 2018 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Dam study reveals raft of benefits

May 8, 2018 - Idaho Statesman: Chasing the salmon downstream to get an early fishing season

May 3, 2018 - Moscow-Pullman Daily News - Our View: Congress wields its power to protect dams on the Snake

May 3, 2018 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: McMorris Rodgers got her talking points; now what?

Apr 23, 2018 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Guest Opinion: Dam replacement study reveals new opportunities

Apr 17, 2018 - Yakima Herald Saturday Soapbox: Defenders of Snake River dams are ignoring facts

Feb 14, 2018 - Paul Lindholdt: Free-flowing rivers are essential to our region’s health

Jan 29, 2018 - Register Guard Guest Opinion: New treaty must address ecosystem concerns

Jan 10, 2018 - Columbia River Treaty talks offer hope for river, native peoples

Jan 10, 2018 - Canada: Columbia River Treaty a boon to the U.S., but must benefit all (Guest opinion)

Dec 17, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: It’s time to reverse the damage caused by Snake River dams

Nov 20, 2017 - Moscow Pullman Daily News - Letter to the Editor: Giving up fish for unneeded power

Nov 19, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Letter to the Editor - Free the Snake River

Nov 13, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Letter to the Editor: Save the salmon

Nov 5, 2017 - L.A. Times Guest Opinion: Four dams in the West are coming down — a victory wrapped in a defeat for smart water policy

Oct 31, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial Opinion: Has the game changed for Snake River fish?

Sep 25, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Don’t blame ‘the blob.’ Even with good ocean conditions, salmon face hostile rivers.

Aug 14, 2017 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Bill would rubber-stamp salmon failure

Jul 31, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Past 20 years have strengthened the case for removing four Snake River dams

Share This