PNWA in the News

A sample of recent articles featuring PNWA information or staff quotes:

A Port of Tacoma channel might get deeper. Why that could be good for the local economyTacoma 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

Maritime asks Washington for $3.5 billion and vaccine priority, Marine Log, December 14, 2020

Green Group To Sue Corps, Feds Over Columbia River Decision, The Waterways Journal, November 9, 2020

Dam advocates welcome salmon survival rate study, Capital Press, November 5, 2020

Litigation, Collaboration: What’s Next for Salmon Recovery?, NW Fishletter, November 3, 2020

Glenn Jr. honored at virtual ceremony, Chinook Observer, October 27, 2020

Groups plan to sue over latest dams and salmon strategy, The Lewiston Tribune, October 24, 2020

‘Not good enough.’ Feds being sued over new decision to leave Snake River dams standing, Tri-City Herald, October 24, 2020

Groups threaten another suit over river management, Capital Press, October 23, 2020

Critics vow to continue efforts to remove Snake River dams, Associated Press, October 5, 2020

Decision not to breach dams is sound, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, October 1, 2020

Feds Keep Lower Snake River Dams Intact In Final Salmon Plan, Boise State Public Radio, October 1, 2020

Feds formally adopt salmon, dams plan, The Lewiston Tribune, September 30, 2020

Federal agencies sign management decision for Columbia River dams, Capital Press, September 29, 2020

After 4 years of study, feds finally decide whether to tear down Snake River dams, Tri-City Herald, September 29, 2020

Members of Congress, Corps, Coast Guard, PNWA officials celebrate Columbia Jetty rehab, High Plains Journal, September 3, 2020

Federal lawmakers tout economic impact of South Jetty project, The Astorian, September 1, 2020

Final Columbia River EIS Doesn’t Eliminate Snake River Dams, The Waterways Journal, August 9, 2020

Jaime Herrera Beutler secures key Columbia River infrastructure projects in House bill, The Reflector, August 3, 2020

Federal plan keeps lower Snake River dams, The Lewiston Tribune, August 1, 2020

JHB-authored provision in House bill authorizes Columbia River project, The Daily News, July 30, 2020

Rep. Schrader leads charge to protect Oregon’s ports during pandemic, Tillamook Headlight Herald, May 7, 2020

Campaign continues to keep river information flowing, Capital Press, April 22, 2020

Editorial: Removal of Snake River dams would harm economy, environment, Yakima Herald-Republic, March 12, 2020

Corps Rejects Dam Breaches For Columbia River System, Waterways Journal, March 6, 2020

Lower Snake River Dams would stay in place under new federal recommendations, Crosscut, March 3, 2020

Feds: Snake River dams should stay, Lewiston Tribune, February 29, 2020

Oregon governor who supports breaching Snake River dams invited to see them first-hand, Tri-City Herald, February 25, 2020

Dammed if you do …, Lewiston Tribune, February 23, 2020

Oregon looks upstream to the lower Snake River, East Oregonian, February 22, 2020

Legislation would support freight mobility network, Transportation Today News, February 19, 2020

Waterways association opposes Brown support for breaching dams, Capital Press, February 18, 2020

Oregon governor calls for tearing out Snake River dams. Washington reps are outraged, Tri-City Herald, February 14, 2020

Feds agree to reboot fish-passage project at Howard Hanson Dam, open upper Green River to salmon, Seattle Times, February 13, 2020

Dam letters head to governor, Whitman County Gazette, February 13, 2020

Federal funding sought to enhance salmon recovery at Howard Hanson Dam, Kent Reporter, February 7, 2020

Study shows dam breaching costs, impacts, Whitman County Gazette, January 16, 2020

Study: Breaching Dams On Snake River Would Cost Up To $2.3 Billion, The Waterways Journal, January 10, 2020

In Our View: Report underscores hazards of dam breaching, The Columbian, January 9, 2020

Breaching Snake River dams is a $2.3 billion bad idea says PNWA, Marine Log, January 9, 2020

Study claims lower Snake River dam removal would cost billions, The Lens, January 8, 2020

Advocates: Transportation costs would spike without dams, Lewiston Tribune, January 7, 2020

Stakeholders urged to attend dam study workshop, Capital Press, January 3, 2020

Study: Dam removal would cost $2.3B, jeopardize regional economies, The Daily News, January 7, 2020

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