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Restoring the Lower Snake River

Dam removal must be the cornerstone of any lawful Columbia Basin Salmon Plan

A lawful federal salmon plan must restore a freely flowing lower Snake River by removing its four costly dams and increase water releases or ‘spill’ over the dams that remain.

In 2016, a federal judge rejected the federal dam agencies’ latest plan for protecting Columbia-Snake River salmon. This is the fifth plan rejected now by three judges over two decades. Our government has spent $15B+ but has yet to recover a single population. It’s past time for a new approach. A lawful, science-based plan must include the removal of the four costly federal dams on the lower Snake River. We need a Northwest plan that works for the region’s ecology and its economy, for fishermen and farmers, for taxpayers and energy bill payers.

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Restoring the Lower Snake River Articles

September 11, 2018

For Immediate Release: Press Statement re: Congressional Report language re:…

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September 7, 2018 Contact:Sam Mace, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, Spokane WA, 509-863-5696 Statement from Sam Mace, Inland Northwest Project Director, Save Our wild Salmon: “Salmon, fishing and orca advocates across Washington State and the Northwest… Read More
September 07, 2018

You're invited! 2018 Flotilla to 'Free the Snake' - Sept. 7/8 in the…

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For further information, visit freethesnake.com or contact jacob@wildsalmon.org For further information, visit freethesnake.com or contact jacob@wildsalmon.org Read More
September 06, 2018

For Immediate Release: Representative Newhouse hosts Congressional Field…

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Sept 9, 2018 Contact: Ron Richards, retired commercial salmon fisherman, 360-477-5367Joseph Bogaard, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, 206-300-1003 Witnesses for the majority will attack court-guided salmon recovery activities and critical science-based salmon… Read More
September 06, 2018

For Immediate Release: Statement from Joseph Bogaard re: 'Free the Snake!'…

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September 7, 2018 Contacts:Joseph Bogaard, joseph@wildsalmon.org, 206-300-1003Sam Mace, sam@wildsalmon.org, 509-863-5696 Statement from Joseph Bogaard, executive director of the Save Our wild Salmon Coalition re: 'Free the Snake!' Flotilla and RiverFest… Read More
September 04, 2018

PRESS ADVISORY: 4th Annual "Free the Snake! Flotilla" to feature…

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September 4th, 2018 Contacts: Sam Mace, Save Our Wild Salmon (509) 863-5696, sam@wildsalmon.org">sam@wildsalmon.org Julian Matthews, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment (208) 790-4296, nimiipuuprotecting@gmail.com">nimiipuuprotecting@gmail.com Brett… Read More
September 03, 2018

Hot Water Report 2018 - August 31

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Lower Snake and Columbia River Hot Water Report, week nine. This weekly report presents the conditions on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers via graphs, analyses, and stories. We have been tracking the rivers as they become too… Read More
September 03, 2018

TriCity Herald: Activist groups say give us our dammed Snake River back.

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BY SAM MACE, BUCK RYAN AND BRETT VANDENHEUVEL August 23, 2018 04:09 PM The mighty Columbia and Snake rivers are synonymous with salmon. As many as 16 million once returned to these rivers each year. Despite significant declines, our salmon runs still hold… Read More

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

Aug 28, 2018 - Call Governor Inslee Today: Southern Resident Orca Need More Salmon Now!

Aug 11, 2018 - CBB: River Managers Opt To Save Cool Dworshak Water For Upcoming Salmon/Steelhead Migration

Aug 11, 2018 - CBB: Hot Water Temperatures Prompt Oregon/Washington To Close Deschutes, Yakima River Mouths To Fishing

Aug 11, 2018 - Seattle Times: ‘I am sobbing’: Mother orca still carrying her dead calf — 16 days later

Aug 11, 2018 - Oregonian: Oregon closes steelhead sanctuary off mouth of Deschutes to all fishing

Aug 6, 2018 - For Immediate Release: SOS Statement on the Southern Resident orcas, Orca Task Force and Governor Inslee

Jul 31, 2018 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Orca Salmon Alliance Mourns Recent Orca Losses – Calls for Urgent Action

Jul 16, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - July 13

Jul 16, 2018 - CBB: With Temps Rising, Corps Cools Snake River With Dworshak Water To Aid Endangered Snake River Sockeye

Jul 16, 2018 - CBB: Council F&W Committee Talks Policy About BPA Project Funding Cuts, Columbia Basin Fish Accords

Jul 10, 2018 - Lewiston Tribune: Why did the B-run get a ‘D’? Reasons for diminishing fish returns begin to come into focus

Jul 9, 2018 - Lewiston Tribune: BPA at a Crossroads

Jul 3, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Corps’ Second Spill Report To Court Details Impacts Of High Flows, Involuntary Spill In May 

Jul 3, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: With Run Downgrade, Summer Chinook Fishing Below Bonneville Dam Ends Early; Sockeye Above Forecast 

Jun 28, 2018 - KIVI: Salmon numbers in Idaho take a nose dive

Jun 28, 2018 - News Deeply: Salmon Are Booming in Oregon’s Rogue River. Dam Removal May Be Why.

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

Jun 19, 2018 - Lewiston Tribune: New life for an old beach

Jun 19, 2018 - Crosscut: Tribes see return of long lost fish

Jun 18, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Fish/River Managers Have Differing Interpretations On What ‘Spill To The Gas Cap’ Looks Like

Jun 18, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Pacific Lamprey Return To Umatilla River In Record Numbers; From Functionally Extinct To Over 2,600

Jun 18, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Bonneville Power Looking At Spending Reductions In Columbia Basin Fish/Wildlife Spending

Jun 18, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Flows Drop on Columbia/Snake, Allows Transition To Court-Ordered Spill; Water Supply Forecasts Good

Jun 18, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: NOAA Fisheries Delivers First Court-Ordered Spring Spill For Fish Report; Shows Complex Operations

Jun 18, 2018 - Editorial: Shifts of market and region

Jun 1, 2018 - Seattle Times: Once-flooded Elwha land becomes forest

May 24, 2018 - For the Sake of the Snake

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

May 16, 2018 - YOU'RE INVITED! CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF WILD & SCENIC RIVERS WITH SAWYERS PADDLES AND OARS - A BENEFIT FOR SAVE OUR WILD SALMON

May 16, 2018 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead News – May/June 2018 issue

May 15, 2018 - Lewiston Tribune: Students reimagine Lewiston's waterfront

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

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

May 10, 2018 - NW Fishletter #381: NW Energy Coalition Commissions Study To Replace Energy From Snake River Dams

May 8, 2018 - Idaho Statesman: 'This will be a big deal for people who fish for trout'

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 26, 2018 - Spokesman Review: Citing costs, U.S. House votes to halt additional water spills for salmon

Apr 26, 2018 - Associated Press: House backs bill to block spill of dam water to help salmon

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

Apr 23, 2018 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Think tank slams dam-breaching study

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

Apr 16, 2018 - Seattle Times: Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon

Apr 16, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Court Ordered Spring Spill For Fish Begins On Four Lower Columbia River Dams

Apr 16, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: House Committee Passes Bill Requiring Congressional Authorization For Certain Changes At Dams

Apr 13, 2018 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Blumenauer Statement on Legislation to Undermine Columbia River Salmon Recovery

Apr 12, 2018 - Tri-City Herald: This bill would save Snake River dams. It’s hitting opposition in Congress

Apr 4, 2018 - Lewiston Tribune: Cheap and Fish Friendly Power?

Apr 4, 2018 - Idaho Statesman: Northwest could tear down 4 Snake dams & still have cheap, reliable power, says study

Apr 3, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Press Statement - Salmon Extinction or Restoration? Putting the Lower Snake River Dam Power Replacement Study in context

Apr 2, 2018 - A Tale of Two Rivers - Portland, OR - Thursday, April 26 - 6-9 pm

Apr 2, 2018 - A Tale of Two Rivers - Olympia, WA - Wednesday, April 25 - 6-9 pm

Apr 2, 2018 - For immediate release: Appeals Court Affirms Order Requiring More Water Be Spilled Over Dams to Help Salmon Survive

Apr 1, 2018 - Spokesman-Review: Poll shows Washington voters choose salmon over dams

Mar 31, 2018 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Washingtonians say they'd take salmon over the dams, poll finds

Mar 29, 2018 - For Immediate Release: 

Washington Voters Value Wild Salmon Over Lower Snake River Dams

Mar 27, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: NW Power/Conservation Council Gets Numbers Rundown On Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Returns

Mar 27, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Independent Science Board Reviews Two NOAA Experimental Spill Test Designs

Mar 15, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes: Moscow

Mar 15, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes: Spokane, the journey begins

Mar 14, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Orca and salmon advocates welcome Governor Inslee’s creation of an emergency orca task force

Mar 3, 2018 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - February/March 2018

Mar 1, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Harvest Managers Predict 23 Percent Decline In 2018 Fall Chinook Run, One-Half Of 10-Year Average

Mar 1, 2018 - Tri- City Herald: Decision on Snake dam removal has Murray and Newhouse at odds

Mar 1, 2018 - Spokesman Review: Recreation is big business

Feb 16, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes - Spokane - March 4, 2018

Feb 4, 2018 - US News and World Report: State Bills Tackle Threats to Endangered Puget Sound Orcas

Feb 4, 2018 - The Tyee: Megadams Not Clean or Green, Says Expert

Feb 4, 2018 - CBB: Salmon BiOp Challengers Argue New 2018 BiOp Due End Of Year Would Be Illegal Without EIS Foundation

Jan 31, 2018 - Idaho Statesman: This agency spends the most to help Northwest salmon. But cuts are coming.

Jan 27, 2018 - Seattle Times: Environmental impact of salmon decline: This isn’t just about fish

Jan 18, 2018 - Tale of Two Rivers Online Resources

Jan 12, 2018 - A Tale of Two Rivers - at the Cracker Building in Spokane - Thursday, January 25

Jan 10, 2018 - Judge OKs plan for Snake, Columbia river dams

Jan 8, 2018 - For Immediate Release: U.S. District Court approves joint federal-state proposal for 2018 spill plan

Jan 2, 2018 - The Idaho Statesman: The fate of the Northwest’s largest energy provider may decide future of our salmon

Dec 19, 2017 - A Tale of Two Rivers - at the Burke Museum in Seattle - Wednesday, January 24

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

Dec 12, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: New plans for some threatened salmon will ‘not get us to recovery,’ feds say

Dec 10, 2017 - Associated Press: Washington governor opposes House bill on Columbia, Snake River dams

Dec 10, 2017 - CBB: Briefs Filed In Appeals Court To Expedite Challenge To Increased Spill For Juvenile Salmon, Steelhead

Dec 10, 2017 - CBB: Agencies Outline NEPA/EIS Progress Evaluating Columbia/Snake River Uses, Improvements For Fish

Dec 5, 2017 - December 5, 2017: Governor Inslee issues statement opposing harmful HR 3144

Dec 2, 2017 - CBB: Judge Denies Irrigators‚ Motion For Hearing On 2015 Spill/Transportation, Spread The Risk

Dec 2, 2017 - CBB: Judge Floats Idea Of Suspending Work On 2018 BiOp For Salmon/Steelhead Due To Lack Of Completed EIS

Nov 29, 2017 - From the desk of Jacob Schmidt: Faith leaders meet with McMorris Rodgers office to oppose HR 3144

Nov 29, 2017 - 'It Takes Our Purpose': With No Salmon, Yurok Tribe Struggles With Identity

Nov 26, 2017 - Seattle Times: Site unseen - Floodwaters buried a treasure trove at Marmes Rockshelter

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

Nov 19, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Hard water makes for hard times

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

Nov 19, 2017 - CBB: Council Hears Presentation On How California’s Booming Renewables Affecting BPA Revenues

Nov 19, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Taxpayers paid $14 million for an Idaho hatchery — and all its fish have been dying

Nov 13, 2017 - NewsDeeply: Why Hydroelectric Utilities Are Endangered by Soaring Solar and Wind

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

Nov 9, 2017 - NewsDeeply: Two Years After California’s Biggest Dam Removal, Fish Rebound

Nov 5, 2017 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Federal Agencies Update Court On NEPA, EIS Process For Columbia/Snake Salmon, Steelhead

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

Nov 2, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Twenty-five conservation organizations and business associations call on Governor Inslee to act quickly to help salmon and orca

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

Oct 27, 2017 - CBB: Independent Science Panel Reviews Draft Report On Columbia Basin Salmon Survival

Oct 22, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Time to breach?

Oct 20, 2017 - Idaho Mountain Express: Bill would void court order no salmon recovery

Oct 20, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE: Ten years after Oregon’s largest dam removal, salmon and steelhead rebounding on the Sandy

Oct 17, 2017 - OPB/EarthFix: Salmon-Friendly Rulings On Columbia, Snake Dams Could Be Oveturned By Congress

Oct 8, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Acidic oceans and warm rivers that kill Idaho’s salmon might be norm in 50 years

Oct 8, 2017 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Feedback - Ocean Conditions And Salmon Survival

Oct 8, 2017 - CBB: Idaho Sockeye Run Second Worst In 10 Years But Good Conversion Rates From Lower Granite To Sawtooths

Oct 8, 2017 - NW Fishletter #374: Draft Results From Model Show Benefits With and Without Snake River Dams

Oct 8, 2017 - CBB: Draft Annual Salmon Survival Study Considers Impacts Of Lower Snake Dam Breaching, More Spill

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

Sep 21, 2017 - Street Roots News: Nez Perce activists fight to save the Snake River

Sep 11, 2017 - 2017 Free the Snake Flotilla Photo Gallery

Sep 11, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Remove 4 dams, leave these fish alone, and they may be able to replenish themselves

Sep 10, 2017 - Lewiston Tribune: Salmon advocates take to the water to call for dam breaching

Sep 4, 2017 - HCN: After its dams came down, a river is reborn

Aug 30, 2017 - Press Advisory: 3rd Annual Free the Snake Flotilla: Boaters Call for Dam Removal to Save Wild Steelhead, Salmon

Aug 25, 2017 - High Country News: States restrict chinook fisheries

Aug 18, 2017 - Seattle Times: Warm-water conditions in the Columbia and Snake Rivers are challenging cold water salmon and steelhead — and the problem is likely to get worse because of climate change.

Aug 17, 2017 - JOIN THE FREE THE SNAKE FLOTILLA - 2017!

Aug 16, 2017 - For Immediate Release: Scientists send letter to policymakers affirming the benefits of “spill” over Columbia Basin dams – to help for endangered wild salmon and steelhead

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

Aug 11, 2017 - Lewiston Tribune: Seriously stressed steelhead

Aug 9, 2017 - For Immediate Release: 70 sportfishing and outdoor recreational businesses send Governor Kate Brown letter of appreciation

Aug 4, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Series Part 2: A changing electrical grid may make Snake River dams expendable — and help save salmon

Jul 31, 2017 - For Immediate Release: Sawyer Oars, Artists & Save Our Wild Salmon join forces in a new alliance

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

Jul 31, 2017 - LMT: IDFG scrambling to fill hatchery quotas of spring chinook

Jul 20, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Should Snake dams be removed?

Jul 17, 2017 - Eugene Register-Guard Editorial: A damming proposal - Congressional bill is not a good option

Jul 17, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Short lines - tall orders

Jul 15, 2017 - LMT: Steelhead numbers even lower than forecast

Jul 10, 2017 - Lewiston Tribune: Who is McMorris Rodgers looking after?

Jul 10, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Northwest Salmon, the stuff of legends, still struggle to survive

Jul 5, 2017 - Seattle Times: At Elwha River, forests, fish and flowers where there were dams and lakes

Jul 4, 2017 - Lewiston Tribune: McMorris Rodgers seeks new life for salmon plan

Jun 30, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NW business and conservation leaders oppose bill to overturn 2016 federal court decision and push imperiled salmon closer to extinction.

Jun 29, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: The Snake and salmon: People are feeling the pain of a river lost

Jun 20, 2017 - The Drake: Columbia Conundrum

Jun 13, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Spring chinook fishing closed in Clearwater Basin

May 29, 2017 - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Our View: Can lawyers just try to swim with the salmon?

May 26, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Fisheries managers move to protect B-run

May 22, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Saving Idaho's salmon: Nature again turns against returning fish that already face long odds

May 19, 2017 - CBB: Spill Advocates, Federal Agencies Agree To Status Conference Schedule, Protocol In Salmon BiOP Case

May 17, 2017 - For Immediate Release: 31 Groups Send Letter to WA and OR members of Congress re: Columbia Basin salmon recovery

May 17, 2017 - LMT: Anemic return leads managers to close salmon fishing on Snake

May 15, 2017 - CBB: Spring Chinook Return Had A Little Bounce Then Back To Low Numbers; Insufficient Data For Run Update

May 15, 2017 - CBB: Heading Into Summer Water Supply Forecasts Across Basin Above Normal; One Of Wettest Years

May 9, 2017 - Tri-Cities Herald: 3 horseback riders stop in Kennewick on journey to save salmon

May 9, 2017 - Seattle Times: Epic snow and rain help salmon now, but conflicts with hydropower lie ahead on Columbia River

Apr 25, 2017 - Oregonian: Idaho horseback riders on salmon trek pass through Portland

Apr 20, 2017 - NWPR/EarthFix: Conservation Groups Ask To Stop Barging Sockeye Around Dams

Apr 11, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Saving the salmon can lead to a long-lasting Northwest economic renewal

Mar 27, 2017 - OPB: Court Orders More Spill Over Columbia River Dams In 2018

Mar 27, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Court Grants Increased 'Spill' to Aid Endangered Columbia/Snake River Salmon

Mar 24, 2017 - KUOW: Northwest Tribes Say Salmon Recovery Is Requirement Based On Treaty Rights

Mar 24, 2017 - The Oregonian: How infrastructure report card reflects on West Coast states in 10 critical areas

Mar 24, 2017 - CBB: Listed Steelhead Move Into New Habitat Created By Removal Of Obsolete Dam On Idaho's Potlatch River

Mar 24, 2017 - Lewiston Tribune: Tribal, nontribal activists gather for environmental conference

Mar 12, 2017 - Spokesman Review: Worries growing for wheat farmers

Mar 11, 2017 - Canoe & Kayak Guest Opinion: It’s Time To Remove The Lower Snake River Dams

Mar 7, 2017 - Media Advisory
: Court Hearing in Portland on Columbia/Snake Salmon - 3.9.2017

Feb 27, 2017 - Willamette Week: Environmental groups seek federal action to save salmon and steelhead in Snake and Columbia Rivers

Feb 12, 2017 - Columbia/Snake Salmon NEPA Analysis Public Scoping Comment Period: A Summary

Feb 12, 2017 - 400,000 citizens submit comments calling for removal of the lower Snake River dams

Feb 5, 2017 - Patagonia Blog: The Cleanest Line - Free the Snake and Restore Salmon to Honor Treaty Right

Feb 1, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: More than 250,000 Urge Feds to Do More to Save Salmon

Jan 27, 2017 - KING5-TV: Snake River dams examined after decades of lawsuits

Jan 25, 2017 - Workboat: Lockdown - Inside America’s decaying waterways infrastructure

Jan 18, 2017 - The Daily News: Removing dams could affect Cowlitz industry, electric rates

Jan 18, 2017 - Many Dollars and Little Sense: Barging on the Lower Snake River

Jan 11, 2017 - The Daily Astorian: Debate spills over the dams

Jan 11, 2017 - Associated Press: Environmental groups want work halted on Snake River dams

Jan 9, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Advocates Ask Court to Safeguard Salmon Ahead of Federal Planning Process

Jan 2, 2017 - Oregonian: Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over dams

Dec 21, 2016 - For Immediate Release: New Report Highlights 10 Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration

Dec 12, 2016 - Chinook Observer Editorial: Say no to standing by as salmon go extinct

Dec 9, 2016 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Fishy end run

Dec 8, 2016 - Daily Astoria Editorial: ‘God Squad’ is the wrong idea for endangered species

Dec 8, 2016 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Irrigators want dams off endangered list

Dec 7, 2016 - Idaho Statesman: Lower Snake River farmers seek federal ruling to allow Idaho salmon to go extinct

Dec 7, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Stop studying the studies; breach dams and save the salmon

Dec 7, 2016 - NW Fishletter #364: NWEC Panel Explores Replacing Power From Lower Snake River Dams (2)

Dec 7, 2016 - Daily Astorian Guest Column: An opportunity to push for salmon recovery

Dec 4, 2016 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers

Dec 4, 2016 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers (2)

Dec 3, 2016 - KING 5 TV: Future of Snake River dams under microscope

Dec 3, 2016 - KNKX - 88.5 FM: Feds Discussing Snake River Dam Removal At Public Meeting In Seattle

Dec 3, 2016 - The Columbian: Hearings next week on Columbia River salmon recovery

Dec 3, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: Future of Idaho’s wild salmon can’t be sacrificed for any other interest

Nov 14, 2016 - Spokesman Review: Big crowd turns out in Spokane to talk about Lower Snake River dams

Nov 7, 2016 - Oregonian: Judge's order revives movement to remove Snake River dams

Nov 5, 2016 - CBB: Science Review Of Salmon Survival Study: Snake River Fish Not Meeting Smolt-To-Adult Return Goals 


Oct 28, 2016 - Seattle Times: Another Puget Sound orca dies; hope dim for her calf (2)

Oct 24, 2016 - Spokesman Review: Pressure mounts on Lower Snake dams as fish runs sag

Oct 23, 2016 - EarthFix: Taking Down Snake River Dams: It's Back On The Table

Oct 23, 2016 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy

Oct 18, 2016 - Seattle Times: Environmental effects of Columbia, Snake river dams scrutinized

Oct 5, 2016 - The Seattle Weekly: Washington’s Big Dam Climate Nightmare

Sep 30, 2016 - Call to Action: Court-Ordered Columbia-Snake Salmon NEPA Review: Phase 1 – Public Hearings this Fall!

Sep 30, 2016 - For Immediate Release: Feds Announce Hearings for Public to Weigh in on Lower Snake River Dam Removal

Sep 28, 2016 - Seattle Times: Hydropower isn’t carbon neutral after all, WSU researchers say

Sep 15, 2016 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Pro-salmon advocates plan to launch flotilla on Snake River on Saturday

Aug 30, 2016 - For Immediate Release: 33 organizations ask federal agencies to commence NEPA public comment period after Jan. 1, 2017

Aug 25, 2016 - Spokesman Review: About 35 percent of Snake River sockeye presumed dead

Aug 16, 2016 - OPB Radio: Lawsuit Aims To Lower Columbia And Snake River Temperatures For Salmon

Aug 16, 2016 - Spokesman Review: Hot water poses ongoing threat to Columbia River salmon, groups say (2)

Aug 16, 2016 - Spokesman Review: Hot water poses ongoing threat to Columbia River salmon, groups say

Aug 4, 2016 - Boise Weekly: Dams, Megawatts and Poached Salmon

Aug 2, 2016 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: We can have a clean energy future and wild salmon

Jul 4, 2016 - New York Times Editorial: The Salmon's Swim for Survival

Jul 1, 2016 - CBB: Steps Taken To Cool Warming Lower Snake, Reduce Thermal Blocks As Large Basin Sockeye Return Heads Upstream

Jun 26, 2016 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Renewed optimism for salmon recovery

Jun 25, 2016 - WAPO: Obama’s advisers just dismantled a key myth about the future of clean energy

Jun 25, 2016 - CBB: BiOp Challengers Urge Court To Reject Feds’ Five-Year Timeline

Jun 25, 2016 - CBB: Hot Summer. Will Sockeye Get Slammed Again?

Jun 22, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Time for Congress to act on dams, Idaho sockeye

Jun 21, 2016 - May 4, 2016 U.S. District Court Ruling: Background and Links

Jun 12, 2016 - Guest Columnist Linwood Laughy: Snake Oil on the Lower Snake

Jun 2, 2016 - Idaho Mountain Express Editorial: Stop dance of death

Jun 1, 2016 - Idaho Mountain Express: Middle Fork could regain role as salmon nursery

May 22, 2016 - New York Times Opinion: Unplugging the Colorado River

May 22, 2016 - Crosscut: Judge: Failed salmon restoration has cost billions

May 15, 2016 - Seattle Times Op-Ed: Federal court decision is a critical opportunity for salmon, energy and communities

May 14, 2016 - Spokesman op-ed: Dam removal has new energy

May 11, 2016 - East Oregonian Our view: Feds are running out of half measures

May 11, 2016 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: What you hear today, you'll hear tomorrow

May 4, 2016 - For Immediate Release: U.S. District Court sides with wild salmon and communities

Apr 25, 2016 - Idaho Statesman: Warm Pacific continues to chop salmon numbers, affecting Idaho, Northwest

Apr 14, 2016 - Seattle Times: Last year’s heat wave doomed nearly all Okanogan sockeye salmon

Apr 7, 2016 - LMT: Waterways exec: dams aren't doomed

Apr 1, 2016 - CBB: Army Corps Responds to Fish Advocates - Report underway on 2015 Columbia/Snake warm water, fish die-off

Mar 3, 2016 - Tri-City Herald: Port of Pasco may sell crane, end container business

Jan 4, 2016 - LMT: Idaho landscape could be safe haven for native fish

Jan 4, 2016 - CBB: 2015 Smolt-To-Adult Return Data For Columbia/Snake Salmon, Steelhead

Dec 8, 2015 - Idaho Statesman op-ed: Record salmon runs actually a decline

Dec 4, 2015 - Al Jazeera: Fight Over Dams in the Northwest

Nov 16, 2015 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Studies doubt value of Snake River dams

Nov 5, 2015 - For Immediate Release: Two reports: lower Snake dams failing to pay their way

Oct 28, 2015 - Scientists to Administrator Will Stelle: NOAA must act on climate change and salmon

Oct 28, 2015 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Preliminary 2015 Spring Juvenile Survival Estimates Through Snake/Columbia River Dams Dismal

Oct 22, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Letter challenges Army Corps of Engineers recent statements on the costs and benefits of the lower Snake River dams.

Oct 6, 2015 - Canoe & Kayak: Paddling Against Deadbeat Dams at the Free the Snake Flotilla

Oct 1, 2015 - Boise Weekly: Free the Snake: A 150-Boat Flotilla Takes to the River on Oct. 3 to Advocate Against Dams

Aug 28, 2015 - Al Jazeera: Salmon in Idaho Becoming Endangered

Aug 18, 2015 - High Country News: Why is bad science protecting the Lower Snake River dams?

Aug 3, 2015 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Dead Salmon, climate change and Northwest dams

Aug 3, 2015 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Sockeye death toll a predictable disaster

Jul 17, 2015 - Idaho Statesman: Biologists bring sockeye into Idaho on trucks to get them out of hot water

Jun 26, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: CHS Primeland building fertilizer storage center

Jun 23, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today's Federal Court Hearing on Salmon

Jun 22, 2015 - Seattle Times: Columbia River Basin plan to restore fish runs faces legal challenge

Jun 9, 2015 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Farmers closer to shipping solution

Jun 9, 2015 - For Immediate Release: NOAA’s new plan for Snake River Sockeye falls short

Apr 22, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: Layoffs come to call at Lewiston's Port

Apr 22, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: Port of Portland's continuing problems plague Port of Lewiston, official says

Apr 22, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: Port container traffic on hold indefinitely

Mar 11, 2015 - Idaho Statesman Columnist Rocky Barker: New numbers won't change debate about Snake River structures

Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Commentary: Waddell is not so easy to ignore

Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Editorial: Will taxpayers dub it a 'Port to Nowhere'?

Feb 17, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: Port of Lewiston sees its container shipping drop to lowest levels in years

Feb 17, 2015 - Oregonian: Hanjin Shipping officially leaves Port of Portland

Feb 15, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: Once more into the breach debate

Jan 21, 2015 - HCN: Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake

Jan 12, 2015 - For Immediate Release: Court declines injunction request to prevent lower Snake dredging this winter; legal challenge moves forward

Jan 4, 2015 - LMT: Port brass defend dredging plan

Jan 4, 2015 - CBB: Lower Snake Dredging Opponents: Loss Of Revenues Does Not Out Weigh Irreparable Environmental Injury

Dec 28, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Pacific lamprey could halt dredging

Dec 16, 2014 - NWPR: $2 Million In Taxpayer Dollars At Risk In Snake River Dredging Showdown

Dec 10, 2014 - High Country News: The great salmon compromise

Dec 8, 2014 - Guest Opinion: Aging infrastructure and scarce dollars means tough decisions

Nov 25, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune: Dredging plan spawns lawsuit

Nov 24, 2014 - Press release: Fishing, conservation groups challenge Corps' costly dredging of lower Snake River

Nov 24, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune: Clearwater Paper's new warehouse could hurt port

Oct 9, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune: Lewiston port had difficult fiscal 2014

Sep 23, 2014 - Press Release: Corps dredging plan evades high taxpayer costs and harm to salmon

Sep 11, 2014 - ACTION ALERT - Stop wasteful spending. Protect our wild salmon!

Aug 26, 2014 - New York Times: Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost

Aug 19, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Dredging on docket for Snake River

Aug 5, 2014 - Seattle Times letters to the editor: Salmon recovery: Don’t cut back on dam spills

Jul 28, 2014 - Idaho Statesman's Rocky Barker: Renewing Idaho's wild salmon and wild rivers

Jul 21, 2014 - Idaho Statesman: Sockeye draft recovery plan shows just how far away success is

Jun 26, 2014 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Drug addiction and salmon policy

Jun 24, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Letters to the Editor

Jun 20, 2014 - Los Angeles Times: Groups sue U.S. agencies, saying plan to protect salmon falls short

Jun 20, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Federal salmon plan contested again

Jun 20, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune: Activists descend on Lewiston port hearing

Jun 17, 2014 - For immediate release: Federal agencies squander chance for progress on Northwest salmon

Jun 4, 2014 - The Fight for a Lawful Salmon Plan

Jun 4, 2014 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Groups Challenge In Ninth Circuit BPA’s Record Of Decision

Apr 30, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: New economic data emerges in dams debate

Apr 12, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune: Group says megaloads threaten rivers

Mar 28, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Corps to kill fish-noshing birds

Mar 26, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Lock repair at Little Goose has shippers scrambling;

Mar 25, 2014 - Science panel’s review provides pathway to expanded spill test

Mar 5, 2014 - House bill aims to restore science and common sense to federal salmon efforts: Salmon advocates applaud introduction of study legislation

Feb 9, 2014 - Daily Astorian: Editorial: Latest salmon deal is disappointing (again)

Feb 5, 2014 - Spill test is positive response to climate change

Jan 27, 2014 - Crosscut: Feds' latest Columbia River plan: Play me an old-fashioned melody

Jan 27, 2014 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Idaho and its chinook deserve an expansion of water spills

Jan 24, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Feds’ predictable fish plan keeps careers going

Jan 23, 2014 - Idaho Stateman: Salmon, dams will head back to court

Jan 20, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune: Latest NOAA opinion on salmon goes back to well

Jan 17, 2014 - Press Release: Feds squander chance for progress on salmon

Jan 15, 2014 - Scientists to Obama Administration: "New" Federal Salmon Plan a Bust

Jan 15, 2014 - High Country News: Megaloads and wild–and-scenic rivers don’t mix

Dec 16, 2013 - Protect the Lower Snake-Oppose Harmful, Unlawful Dredging!

Dec 15, 2013 - Spokesman-Review Guest Opinion: Columbia River plan fails to protect salmon

Dec 4, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Getting to the bottom of the issue

Dec 2, 2013 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Federal Government doing too little to help Columbia salmon

Nov 13, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Dredging up an endless debate

Oct 25, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Megaloads company gives up legal fight

Oct 23, 2013 - Wall Street Journal: Road Too Far: GE Strains to Deliver Energy Colossus

Oct 7, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Much more McGregor

Oct 7, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Bye-Bye to barging on the Snake, Clearwater?

Sep 27, 2013 - Al Jazeera: Tribe fights to save historic river way

Sep 27, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Idaho lost more than a megaload court case

Sep 27, 2013 - New York Times: Fight Over Energy Finds a New Front in a Corner of Idaho

Sep 25, 2013 - Tacoma News Tribune Op-Ed: There's good news and bad news for Northwest's salmon

Sep 18, 2013 - LMT Editorial: Feds' fifth fish recovery plan invites a sixth

Sep 17, 2013 - Spokesman-Review Editorial: Thorough, fair ruling for U.S. 12 megaloads

Sep 17, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Judge suspends megaloads

Sep 17, 2013 - Idaho Statesman: Feds reject potential way to help salmon

Sep 15, 2013 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Same old story (2)

Sep 12, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Feds deal blow to Nez Perce Tribe, salmon advocates (2)

Aug 19, 2013 - Seattle Times: Snake River barging drop: new factor in dams debate?

Aug 16, 2013 - For Immediate Release: Corps Delay to Dredge Lower Snake Shows Need for More Study

Aug 16, 2013 - For Immediate Release: Corps Delay to Dredge Lower Snake Shows Need for More Study (2)

Aug 8, 2013 - Nez Perce Tribe Blockades Tar Sands Equipment near the Lower Snake River

Jul 26, 2013 - SOS Letter to Forest Service re: megaloads and salmon

Jul 22, 2013 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Five Myths about Freight Transportation on the Lower Snake River

Jul 22, 2013 - For immediate release: Five myths about freight transportation on the Lower Snake River

Jun 23, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Port of Lewiston meeting takes an existential turn

Jun 22, 2013 - A Brief History of “spill”

Jun 7, 2013 - LMT Guest Opinion: If you do the math, dams don't add up

May 5, 2013 - Spokesman Review guest opinion: It’s time to assess use of shrinking tax dollars on lower Snake River dams

Apr 23, 2013 - AP: Dredge plan draws opposition

Mar 26, 2013 - Independent analyses challenge the economic viability and future of lower Snake River waterway

Mar 7, 2013 - Old Arguments, New Realities

Mar 7, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Don't take Linwood Laughy's word for it

Jan 25, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Dredging costs rise to top of meeting

Jan 24, 2013 - Rocky Barker Blog: Corps faces a fight over dredging behind Lower Snake dams.

Jan 24, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Judging River Dredging Plan By the Numbers

Jan 21, 2013 - The Sediment Statement and the Lower Snake River Waterway

Oct 22, 2012 - Looking to the Future: New report challenges the Northwest’s aging dam infrastructure

May 15, 2012 - Solutions for one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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