Yakamas recognize Democrats for dam-breaching efforts


Last updated 9/2/2022 at 3:31pm

TOPPENISH – The Yakama Nation has recognized two Democrats for their efforts to breach Snake River Dams.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the tribe recognized U.S. Sen. Patty Murry and Gov. Jay Inslee in connection with a report on the feasibility of breaching the dams as a way to improve salmon and steelhead runs.

“Sen. Murray and Gov. Inslee have seen that the salmon, steelhead and other anadromous fish of the Columbia Basin are in serious trouble. We appreciate their recognition that the status quo is not a responsible option if we want to avoid species extinction and continued decline,” Yaka...

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