New government cost estimates of breaching four
Snake River dams provide additional proof that it
would cause an economic disaster in the region,
Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., said this week.
In a Senate floor speech aimed at calling
attention to three Army Corps of Engineers studies
on the impacts on irrigation, barge transportation
and power production, Gorton made one of his
strongest cogent arguments to date against the
proposal for restoring endangered salmon.
Although he …

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