Snake River’s dams not big methane source

The Seattle Times article, “Hydropower isn’t carbon neutral after all” (reprinted in Tri City Herald, Oct. 1), gives the false impression that Northwest dams are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide and methane. They are not. According to the Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE), methane gas production produced by dams depends […]

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Interior Dept Wants To Blow Up 4 Hydroelectric Dams To ‘Restore Natural River Flow’

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell wants to blow up four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River to restore rivers to their natural state. Federal and state officials with the utility company PacifiCorp all signed an agreement to blow up the dams, claiming that doing so will “restore natural river flow.” Under the terms of the […]

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America’s Dams Are in Disrepair; CAP Report Calls for New Thinking on Future of Dam Infrastructure and River Health

Washington, D.C. — With an uptick in extreme weather events and a majority of American dams approaching the end of their expected lifespans, it is time to rethink public policy on dams, according to a new report out today by the Center for American Progress. The report release coincides with an event hosted by CAP […]

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