Monday, June 2, 2014

OpEd: Time tp take out America's Worthless, Aging Dams



Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia and dedicated conservationist of wild salmonids and their ecosystems recently authored a very timely Op Ed for the New York Times. In it he lays out the facts on America's aging dams, the threat they pose to public safety and the toll they are taking on watersheds around the nation. The bottom line is that many dams have long outlived their useful lifespan and it is time for them to be removed. The last few years have brought great progress on dam removal, but the wave of dam removals during the first decade of the 21st century is only a drop in the bucket.

Learn more in the NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/opinion/tear-down-deadbeat-dams.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

and check out the DamNation website for more on the film:
http://damnationfilm.com/

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