So, he decides hydro power should be shut down in favor of fishes.
From Congressman Doc Hastings:
Obama Administration Opens Door to Snake River Dam Removal
The Obama Administration's Columbia River salmon recovery biological opinion (BiOp) plan was released today. Congressman Doc Hastings - an outspoken defender of the Northwest's clean, renewable hydropower dams - says the Administration has delivered just what dam removal extremists have been demanding. Congressman Hastings serves as the top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over both endangered fish recovery and federal hydropower dams.
"The Obama Administration has put dam removal back on the table and delivered just what dam removal extremists have been demanding. No one should be fooled by talk of dam removal as a last resort when the Obama Administration is immediately launching studies and plans for such action.
"The extremists who brought this lawsuit may be critical about this plan because dam removal wasn't delivered on a silver platter with promises of wrecking balls arriving next week, but they got what they wanted from the Obama Administration and they'll try and convince Judge Redden to give them even more.
"For the past many months, I've restrained my public comments on the Obama Administration's review of the salmon recovery plan for the Columbia River due to the hope they'd recognize the terrible economic toll that dam removal would have on the Northwest in the form of higher energy prices and thousands of lost jobs, and all for an extreme action that science hasn't shown would lead to fish recovery.
"I warned the Obama Administration that opening the door to dam removal even just a crack would incite dam removal extremists to keep fighting and divert time, attention and resources away from real solutions to recover salmon.
"It was only after dam removal was taken off the table by the prior Administration that the region experienced an unprecedented level of collaboration and broad agreement on a fish recovery plan that is grounded in science and not politics.
"The Obama Administration's resurrection of dam removal has likely doomed the Northwest to years and years of fighting off attacks on our dams.
"It is such a sad, terrible waste that this battle is being reignited, but let there be no doubt that we'll fight to save our dams in every way we can. These dams are here to stay."
obama sure got a lot of things on the agenda. maybe he is trying to divert attention from one issue to another whenever the heat gets on him. the old 'bait and switch'? i hope he does not get anything passed through. if we, the people, keep on him, maybe we can block some of the issues that are not good for america, like everything he says and does. if we can block this socialist idiot, then america might have a chance to make a strong comeback.
No Hydro-power, No new drilling for oil and gas, tax coal out of existence, no new nukes and retire existing ones, use wind at four times current cost of energy and solar at 10 times the cost. In ten years the only electric homes will belong to Lawyers and Congressmen. The rest of us will be lighting our homes with tallow and cooking on the BB-Q pit if we can get a permit for burning. Wake up people Obama intends to destroy this nation.
Have they collected silt samples at the base of the dam? Will Hanford be affected, and if so how?
Are these dams not engineered with ladders? Growing up on the Rogue the Salvage Creek Dam had ladders and we'd watch the fish climb right up the ladders and go on their merry way.
If the data is correct, and I do have to question the data, then there has to modify the existing structure without going to the extreme of removing it. Think outside the box people. We are innovators not destroyers.
Oh and if you are going to build the wind farms etc. then you probably build the infrastructure first. I'm just saying it might be a good idea.
I do not appreciate the insinuation that the logger doesn't know how to log sustainably, the oil man just wants to pollute the waters and coal miners want to destroy the land and streams. Most of my experiences have proved this attitude moronical.
How 'bout moving the pendulum back to the middle - regulation, but comprehensive regulation. Use it, don't abuse it.
Then let Obama fart in a jar. We all know he's full of hot whipped air anyhow
History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever.
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges - Cicero
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. - Samuel Adams
We have reduced the passage of smolts and kelts through the penstocks tremendously over that past 20 years. We still get some into the penstocks, but the loss is pretty small, now. The loss through the penstocks at all the dams on the Snake and Columbia combined is less than the increase of hatch due to our hatchery system. The money the dams earn pays for a net increase in the number of fish returning to the ocean.
It's not about the fish at all.
If he destroys the dams, he destroys the farming.
I wonder if the farmers could learn how to fish.
Ya think all those extra fish could make up for the loss of millions of tons of agriculture?
Why doesn't the guy just come out and endorse the Soylent Green method?
He's already done that.
Hmmm, we had over 10,000 recreational fisherman at Buoy 10 just outside the Columbia River bar in a 1 month period this year for salmon and sturgeon fishing. Everything I have heard on other forums is everyone is getting their limit within an hour of throwing out lines. Doesn't seem like a problem to me.