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Columbia River System Dam Operations EIS - Public Update Session

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When: Dec 07, 2017 from 01:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Join conservation groups for this update session on developing the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the operation of the Federal Columbia and Snake River Dam system.

When: Thursday December 7, 2017
Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:00 pm - presentation at 2:15 pm
Evening Session: 5:30 - 8:00 pm - presentation at 6:15 pm

Where: Oregon Convention Center - Portland Ballroom 256-257 (777 NE MLK Blvd. Portland, Oregon)

Join conservation groups for this update session on developing the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the operation of the Federal Columbia and Snake River Dam system. 
 
Background: Our wild salmon on the Columbia River are on the brink of extinction but historically, rather than addressing the primary cause of their decline, the Columbia and Snake River Dams, Federal Agencies have instead been scapegoating wild birds. For nearly two decades, federal agencies have thumbed their noses at the federal courts and refused to develop a real plan to protect and recover federally listed salmon. Instead, they have gone out and shot thousands of Double-crested Cormorants as a way to distract the public from their ongoing failures.
 
In 2016 a federal court ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must develop a new plan to protect salmon on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, and advised agencies that it was time to address the dams.
 
This has presented us an opportunity to raise our voices and encourage federal agencies to fix the dams and stop killing birds. Scientists say that the single most important thing we can do to recover salmon on the Columbia River System is to remove obsolete dams on the Lower Snake River. If we remove the Snake River Dams, improve flows over the Columbia River Dams and stop scapegoating wild birds, the salmon.
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