Public Meeting On Snake River Salmon Set For Boise Tuesday

Nov 28, 2016

In May, a federal judge ordered dam operators in the Northwest to put all options back on the table to save endangered salmon. That means giving a close look at four dams on the lower Snake River. Now, Boiseans will have the chance to weigh in on the proposal.

The debate over the best way to protect salmon has been caught in court battles for the last 20 years.

A public meeting in Lewiston earlier this month drew about 320 attendees, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. People rallied in favor and against the hydroplants, which supply less than 10 percent of the energy in the Northwest.

Groups including the Sierra Club and Idaho Rivers United are asking their members to show up to Tuesday's hearing, to tell federal officials they support removal of the dams.  
 
The meeting goes from 4-7 p.m. at the Grove Hotel.

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