PNWA in the News


A Port of Tacoma channel might get deeper. Why that could be good for the local economy – Tacoma News Tribune, December 10, 2022

STB extends public hearings on CP-KCS merger – Journal of Commerce, October 5, 2022

Inslee-Murray report: Snake River dam breaching not feasible now – Capital Press, August 26, 2022

Tillamook Bay South Jetty Funding Request of 62M, Approved – Tillamook Headlight Herald, January 24, 2022


Water and rail systems deliver Montana grain to the world, KPAX TV, December 1, 2021

PNW Dam Controversy Is Not Over, The Waterways Journal, November 5, 2021

Inslee, Murray launch study that could lead to tearing down Snake River damsTri-City Herald, October 22, 2021

Murray, Inslee detail salmon recovery process that could include Snake River dam removalNorthwest News Network, October 22, 2021

Ensuring maritime transportation safetyTillamook Headlight Herald, July 27, 2021

Instead of braving the river, these endangered salmon take the highwayLos Angeles Times, July 18, 2021

Waterway Infrastructure And VisionThe Waterways Journal, June 18, 2021

Pacific Northwest Rivers Rebounding From PandemicThe Waterways Journal, June 18, 2021

Wheat farmers ponder Simpson’s next dam movesCapital Press, June 10, 2021

Inslee, Murray on Simpson plan: More work necessaryCapital Press, May 14, 2021

One Idea To Remove Snake River Dams May Be Dead In The Water As Inslee And Murray Say They Oppose ItNW News Network, May 14, 2021

Ag groups say Simpson dam plan poses threat, Capital Press, April 5, 2021

Commentary: Dam breaching proposal is a terrible idea, Capital Press, April 5, 2021

Environmental groups oppose Simpson’s dam removal plan, Capital Press, March 17, 2021

How Northwest Waterways Work for Irrigated Farmers, Irrigation Leader, March 7, 2021

Simpson defends dam-breaching plan, Capital Press, March 3, 2021

Advocate for Snake River dams says removal would hurt farmers, The Spokesman-Review, February 25, 2021

The Snake River Dams. To Breach … Or Not To Breach?, Northwest Fishing Reports, February 21, 2021

Stakeholders speak out for and against Rep. Simpson’s plan to breach the dams, KIVI TV, February 14, 2021

New Proposal To Breach Snake River Dams Sparks Opposition, The Waterways Journal, February 12, 2021

Farm Bureau strongly opposes dam removal plan, Post Register, February 9, 2021

Simpson’s salmon recovery, dam breaching plan a ‘non-starter,’ ag reps say, Capital Press, February 9, 2021

Republican wants to breach dams, reshape Pacific Northwest, E&E News, February 8, 2021

‘Risky proposition.’ Can $33 billion make up for loss of Snake River dams? Tri-Cities groups leery, Tri-City Herald, February 6, 2021

Community members selected for I-5 bridge replacement steering group, The Reflector, January 25, 2021

Columbia River safety bill with Herrera Beutler provision signed into law, The Columbian, January 3, 2021

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