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By Mark Schoesler
Washington State Senator 

Gov. Inslee targets dams


Last updated 11/4/2021 at 8:37am

It’s no secret that Gov. Jay Inslee wants the removal of the four federal dams on the lower Snake River between Clarkston and the Tri-Cities.

Back in December 2018, his proposed 2019-21 operating budget included $750,000 for a state study on breaching Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams.

U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, officials from electric utilities, ports and groups representing agriculture and economic development all opposed the spending item for the dam-breaching study. But did Inslee listen to these different groups and veto the s...

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