Newhouse Reminding Northwest To Comment On Draft EIS Before Comment Period Closes

Monday is the deadline to submit comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the four lower Snake River dams. In late February, that draft was released, showing the removal of the dams would have a detrimental impact to the Inland Northwest and beyond. But, no final decision will be issued until the current comment […]

Washington, Oregon Democrats Call For More Time To Comment On Draft EIS

Lawmakers from Washington and Oregon are urging  the Council on Environmental Quality to extend the initial 45-day comment period for the Snake River Dam draft EIS. Saying the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the Northwest demands the full attention of local and state governments, the lawmakers have asked for an extension so in person, public comments can […]

Northwest Ag Community Reminded To Comment On Snake River Dam EIS Draft

The comment period regarding the Snake River Dams Environmental Impact Statement draft is currently taking place. In late February, the federal government released the draft EIS which said removing the four dams would destabilize the power grid and increase overall greenhouse emission. While the announcement was welcomed news by most of the Ag community, supporters […]

Coronavirus Impacts Seattle Portland EIS Meetings

Because of the spread of the coronavirus, the federal government announced Thursday that two Columbia River System public comment meetings have been changed. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration decided that the in-person public comment meetings planned for Seattle and Portland will not be held […]

Schmick: Ag Community Can’t Remain On Sidelines In Dams Debate

In late February, the federal government released its draft EIS saying that removing the four lower Snake River dams would be detrimental to the region, and those dams should remain. However, supporters of the dams are quick to point out that the fight is not over. With last month’s draft, comes an open comment period […]