Northwest RiverPartners in the News


Oregon threatens lawsuit over Columbia and Snake River dam operations
Portland Business Journal [11/24/2020] By Pete Danko

What Biden’s agenda on the environment could mean for the Pacific Northwest
The Seattle Times
[11/22/2020] By Lynda Mapes and Hal Bernton

Study links salmon woes to ocean
The Lewiston Tribune [11/13/2020] By Eric Barker

In repeat of past, conservation groups challenge new dam management plan
The Daily News [10/26/2020] By Mallory Gruben

Groups plan to sue over latest dams and salmon strategy
The Lewiston Tribune [10/24/2020] By Eric Barker

The Fight Over Washington’s Snake River Dams Is Likely Heading Back To Court
Northwest Public Broadcasting [10/24/2020] By Courtney Flatt

4 governors agree to work together as NW salmon may have just 20 to 30 years left
Tri-City Herald [10/10/2020] By Annette Cary

Pacific Northwest draws lessons from the California energy crisis
Portland Business Journal [08/31/2020] By Pete Danko 

Elliot Mainzer leaving Bonneville Power Administration to head California grid operator
Portland Business Journal [08/06/2020] By Pete Danko

Federal study says keep lower Snake River dams. Environmental groups condemn decision
Tri-City Herald [07/31/2020] By Annette Cary

Northwest clean-energy advocates eye pumped hydro to fill gaps, with tribes noting concerns
OPB [07/27/2020] By Courtney Flatt

EPA issues report analyzing heat pollution in Columbia, Snake rivers
Capital Press [06/03/2020] By George Plaven

Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy
Seattle Times [05/26/2020] By Lynda V. Mapes

EPA report: Dams play large role in raising water temperatures
The Lewiston Tribune 
[05/20/2020] By Eric Barker

For first time, federal dam operators must make water temperature control plan
The Daily News [05/13/2020] By Mallory Gruben

Both sides weigh in on findings regarding Snake River dams
Fox 12 Oregon [03/02/2020] By Fox 12 Oregon

Community leaders gather in show of support for Snake River dams
YakTriNews [03/02/2020] By Carissa Lehmkuhl

Draft Federal Plan Recommends Keeping Lower Snake River Dams In Place
Northwest Public Broadcast [02/28/2020] By Courtney Flatt

Snake River dam breaching rejected in key federal report
Portland Business Journal [02/28/2020] By Pete Danko

Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report
Yahoo [02/28/2020] By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

For first time in 20 years, feds take deep look at hydroelectric dam removal on Lower Snake River
Seattle Times [02/27/2020] By Lynda V. Mapes

Dammed if you do…
The Lewiston Tribune [02/23/2020] By Eric Barker

Dams debate
East Oregonian [02/22/2020] By Jordan Pollard

Oregon governor calls for tearing out Snake River dams. Washington reps are outraged
Tri-City Herald [02/14/2020] By Annette Cary

New analysis says dam removal means $860M energy replacement costs
The Daily News [02/14/2020] By Mallory Gruben

Report weighs future of river dams
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber [01/02/2020] By Paul Rowley

Breaching dams could have negative impacts on vulnerable communities
East Oregonian [12/31/2019] By Katy Nesbitt

Lower Snake River Dam’s report criticized
Blackfoot Morning News [12/30/2019] By Emily Thornton

Study unveils views on Snake River dams
The Lewiston Tribune
 [12/21/2019] By Eric Barker

Survey on Snake River dams is online. Help protect the region’s economy and fill it out
Tri-City Herald [11/29/2019] By Tri-City Herald Editorial Board

Northwest RiverPartners Issues Warning on Impact of Dam Removal
Northeast Oregon Now [11/27/2019]

Northwest RiverPartners steps up opposition to dam breaching
The Columbian [11/25/2019] By Jeffrey Mize

Salmon: A Debate Over Dams And The Cause Of A Great Fish’s Decline
Mountain Journal [11/20/2019] By Mountain Journal

Ports, PUD: Lower Columbia River dam removal ‘wrong, very extreme’ path
The Daily News [11/09/2019] By Mallory Gruben

Yakama, Lummi tribal leaders call for removal of three lower Columbia River dams
The Seattle Times [10/14/2019] By Lynda V. Mapes

Ecology proposes new spill limit for dams
The Lens [09/24/2019] By TJ Martinell

Report touting benefits of Snake River dam removal stirs controversy
The Oregonian [08/08/2019] By Kale Williams

Editorial: Latest anti-dam study is ‘unscientific and inaccurate.’ It belongs in the trash
Tri-City Herald [08/07/2019] By Tri-City Herald Editorial Board

ECO-Northwest releases report on economic tradeoffs of removing lower Snake River dams; Northwest RiverPartners challenge
Columbia Basin Bulletin [08/02/2019] *Must be CBB member to read

Reporter’s notebook: Snake River stakeholders give more context on dam removal meeting debate
Inlander [04/18/2019] By Samantha Wohlfeil

Inslee’s Orca Task Force wants to plan now for the potential breaching of four Snake River dams, but there’s pushback from some groups
Inlander [04/18/2019] By Samantha Wohlfeil

Northwest RiverPartners names executive director
Quincy Valley Post-Register [02/04/2019] By Post-Register Staff

Editorials


Gov. Brown puts salmon at risk
Statesman Journal [11/27/2020]

Thankful for Snake River dams
Tri-City Herald [11/23/2020]

Guest View: A serious gap in knowledge
The Register-Guard [11/12/2020]

Salmon may need dams to survive
Wenatchee World [11/11/2020]

Community Voices: Saving the salmon in the Columbia River Basin
Longview Daily News [10/13/2020]

Catastrophic wildfires prove its time for a consistent green energy policy
Statesman Journal [10/02/2020]

California blackouts a warning for the Northwest
Everett Herald [08/30/2020]

We can’t afford to gamble on breaching hydroelectric dams
Puget Sound Business Journal 
[08/10/2020]

The future of hydropower will be determined in the Pacific Northwest
Utility Dive [08/06/2020]

Does it make good environmental sense to destroy dams that produce carbon-free energy?
Statesman Journal [07/31/2020]

Is history repeating iItself? 20-year anniversary of the Western energy crisis
Wenatchee World [07/03/2020]

Are Northwest dams being set up to fail?
Tri-City Herald [06/22/2020]

Do dams really impact river temps in the Columbia/Snake rivers? Here’s the science.
The Daily News [05/23/2020]

Vulnerable communities need low-cost energy
The Register-Guard
[05/22/2020]

Depression era’s ‘New Deal’ given renewed purpose in current crisis
Portland Tribune 
[05/06/2020]

Public meetings on the dams end successfully after digital pivot
Tri-City Herald [04/07/2020]

In these times of crisis, know that the grid is in good hands
The Spokesman-Review [04/02/2020]

Breaching dams threatens basic necessity: electricity
The News-Register [03/26/2020]

Participate in the federal Snake River dams public process this week — the stakes are high
Columbia Basin Herald [03/25/2020]

A Different Kind of Battleground State – The future of hydroelectricity will be determined in the Pacific Northwest
Energy Fairness 
[03/11/2020]

We can improve conditions for salmon and orcas without destroying Snake River Dams
Statesman Journal [02/21/2020]

Important voice missing from Vancouver stakeholder forum
Vancouver Business Journal [01/24/2020]

Kurt Miller: The Ghost of Energy Crisis Past – and our future
The Spokesman Review [12/22/2019]

Opinion: Hydropower is key to an equitable clean-energy future
The Oregonian [12/18/2019]

Letter to the Editor: Plight of the Orcas
Seattle Patch [10/19/2019]

My View: Fight climate crisis with range of renewables
The Portland Tribune [10/01/2019]

Get rid of dams to save salmon? Not so fast
Idaho Statesman [10/01/2019]

Guest Column: In response to the salmon crisis
The Bend Bulletin [09/24/2019]

A Moment of Truth for the Northwest
Ruralite 
[08/01/2019]

Op-Ed: Tale of Two Salmon Conferences, And the Need For Science-Based Solutions to Save Our Fish
Idaho Statesman [07/25/2019]

Discussions & Panels


Dave Miller of Think Out Loud on OPB Radio hosts Kurt Miller and Kurt Russo, a senior policy analyst with the Lummi Nation, to discuss the breaching of three lower Columbia River dams.

Listen to “The Future Of Dams” on Spreaker.

Kurt Miller talks with Alice Dietz, host of PUD Live on AM1400 KEDO.

Kurt Miller, executive director of Northwest RiverPartners, leads the 2019 Northwest Power Pool Resource Adequacy Symposium panel on meeting clean energy goals while facing energy demand challenges in the future.