Monday, February 21, 2011

Columbia, Snake Salmon in the New York Times


An article in today's New York Times explores the complexity of the issues on the Columbia and Snake River where power generation and barging provided by 13 mainstem dams have helped drive Sockeye, Chinook, Steelhead and Coho to Endangered Species act listings. The article also touches on recent developments in the controversy over using the Snake River as a corridor for shipping large amounts of coal and equipment to the tar sands. Many worry that these interests will work to impede progress on dam removal once they are entrenched on the Columbia.

Check out the article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/science/earth/20columbia.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=us

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