Friday, January 13, 2012

Dammed if We Don't


An eloquent and well thought out essay from Patagonia founder and long time Wild Salmon lover Yvon Chouinard on the need to turn the tide of dam building. He points out that while US dam building movement has lost some of its steam, we're still a long way from undoing the harm done by dams in this country, and globally, the short sighted endeavor of impounding rivers is still going at full tilt.

The four Lower Snake Dams remain as the greatest impediments to wild salmon recovery in the Columbia Basin, but every passing year is a wasted opportunity, a missed chance to get a step ahead of the climate change and all the other stressors which threaten our wild fish.

Read Yvon's essay at the Patagonia website:

http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=67738

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