The Clinton Administration and 149 House Democrats issued strong statements
this week denouncing "numerous anti-environmental riders" attached
to this year’s appropriations bills, including a proposal by Sen. Slade
Gorton that addresses congressional authority over modifications to federal
dams in the Columbia River Basin.
Gorton’s Columbia Basin proposal is attached to the $13.4 billion Interior
Appropriations Bill, which is now part of an "omnibus spending …