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Federal agencies take closer look at breaching Snake River dams

The National Marine Fisheries Service says removal of four dams on the Snake River is “essential” to bringing the river’s imperiled salmon populations back to harvestable levels. The Bonneville Power Administration believes replacing the lost power is possible, but would cost between $11 and $19 billion. 


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SCOTUS GHG decision could have far-reaching impacts

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is warning that the court’s decision last week in a highly anticipated environmental case could have a chilling effect on the ability of government agencies and Congress to protect the public from harm. But other critics of the decision don't see think the implications are that dire. One potential test awaits in October with a wetlands jurisdiction case.
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