Bush Adminstration Agrees to Remove Klamath Dams

The New York Times this morning reports on a long-awaited administrative about-face regarding Klamath River dams. After years of pressure and negotiation, the Department of the Interior seems resigned to see more than 300 miles of the Klamath finally reopened to migrating salmon — albeit not for several more years. “In a move likely to resonate around the Northwest, the Bush administration joined on Thursday with Oregon and California and PacifiCorp, a major power-generating company, to endorse a plan to remove four aging hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River by 2020.” Article by Felicity Barringer.

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