JoDe Goudy, chairman of the Yakama Nation, calls on Monday for the removal of three dams on the lower Columbia River. “Dams or salmon,” he said in an emotional plea at the Celilo Village park near The Dalles Dam. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
JoDe Goudy, chairman of the Yakama Nation, calls on Monday for the removal of three dams on the lower Columbia River. “Dams or salmon,” he said in an emotional plea at the Celilo Village park near The Dalles Dam. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Environment

Yakama, Lummi tribal leaders call for removal of three lower Columbia River dams

While calls for removal of the four dams on the Lower Snake River have been heard for decades, the demand to knock out some of the region's larger main-stem dams is a first. How that would proceed, and what it would mean for power generation or salmon recovery has never been analyzed.

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Science

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of environmental groups and scientists are asking U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the American Southwest. Following a loss in federal court, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working on crafting a new rule to guide management of...