The Orca – Salmon Connection

It’s Time to Remove 4 Snake River Dams

By Ben Enticknap
Oceana
August 25, 2015

Why is an organization focused on protecting the world’s oceans advocating for the removal of four dams 290 miles from the sea? The connections between wild Pacific salmon, endangered killer whales, and a great western river make a compelling case for changing how we think about the oceans and the threats to them. We will explain that, but to the point, everyone who cares about healthy ocean ecosystems and sustainable fisheries should call on President Obama to remove four dams on the lower Snake River built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: the Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental and Ice Harbor dams.

Read more…