False Symbolism Won’t Save Salmon – or Orcas

Science, Not Emotions, Must Guide Next Steps The image of an orca mother carrying her dead calf in Puget Sound was a visceral and heartbreaking reminder of the plight of these iconic animals.  It’s also a reminder that if we hope to save the orcas, we need to focus on science-based actions that we can take now. Emotion and passion …

nwrpFalse Symbolism Won’t Save Salmon – or Orcas

In Heat Wave, Hydro is a Must-Have

Forecasters say the heat wave that’s been burning up the Northwest – and putting huge demands on the region’s power grid – is beginning to break, at least in the big metro areas. From inland Washington to eastern Oregon to central Idaho, however, temperatures continue to soar to 100° and beyond. It’s a good time for cooler news: Despite the surge …

nwrpIn Heat Wave, Hydro is a Must-Have

Congress, it’s time to protect Northwest hydropower and salmon with H.R. 3144

This week, a panel of 9th Circuit Court of Appeal judges upheld an Oregon U.S. District Court decision requiring more water to be spilled through hydropower dams, ostensibly to benefit young salmon migrating downstream. While spill advocates rejoice in their victory, the ruling is a blow to Northwest families and businesses who pay the costs for salmon restoration through their …

nwrpCongress, it’s time to protect Northwest hydropower and salmon with H.R. 3144