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WAWG responds to lower Snake River dams final report

Recommends wheat farmers maintain strong opposition to dam breaching. The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) released the following statement in response to the findings of the final Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) Benefit Replacement Report and the recommendations from Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee: “The lower Snake River dams allow wheat farmers in Washington and across the ... Read More »

Columbia Grain CEO: Keep Snake River dams

From world-grain.com Columbia Grain International (CGI) has joined Columbia Snake River System supporters in the agriculture industry who are warning of dire consequences if four dams are breached as part of a joint federal-state project to restore the local salmon population. “We need to keep the lower Snake River dams,” said Jeff Van Pevenage, president and chief executive officer of ... Read More »

Ag stakeholders reject White House draft reports on dam breaching

From the Capital Press Agricultural industry representatives have roundly criticized a pair of White House draft reports on breaching four lower Snake River dams, saying the documents fail to consider the greater impact on the environment and the economy. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Growers concerned with White House report on Columbia Basin salmon, steelhead

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) today expressed disappointment with the draft “Rebuilding Interior Columbia Basin Salmon and Steelhead” report released by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), which included recommendations to breach one or more of the lower Snake River dams (LSRD).  “Unfortunately, the report released today fails to consider the impacts breaching the lower Snake ... Read More »

Dams are essential to wheat farmers

Wheat growers challenge scientific accuracy, economic impacts of LSRD report  The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) filed public comments in response to the Draft Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) Benefit Replacement Report published on June 9. On behalf of over 4,000 members, WAWG urged Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee to reconsider the direction of the Joint Federal-State ... Read More »

Study: Dam proposal puts region behind in goal of ‘decarbonizing’ NW electrical grid

From the Capital Press The Pacific Northwest is already behind in reaching political leaders’ goal of “decarbonizing” the electric grid, and replacing the lower Snake River dams would only add more cost, create delays and generate more carbon dioxide, according to a recent study from Northwest RiverPartners. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Editorial: The political thought process and the Snake River dams

From the Capital Press When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray commissioned a “study” of tearing down the four dams on the lower Snake River, we saw it as little more than another political sales pitch. The main goal would be to come up with a cost lower than the $33.5 billion estimated by Rep. Mike Simpson, ... Read More »

WAWG issues statement on dam breaching draft report

Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released the draft report of their study on breaching the lower Snake River dams. The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) finds the report’s conclusions — replacement of the dams’ benefits are possible but at a significant cost and with major restructuring of the region’s infrastructure — to be ... Read More »

McMorris Rodgers helps lead bill to protect dams, energy production in PNW

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) have introduced legislation to protect the four lower Snake River dams. Specifically, the Federal Columbia River Power System Certainty Act supports the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) and the many benefits it brings to the region by improving and maintaining hydropower assets, ensuring ... Read More »