Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt and Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash.,
continue to lock horns over Gorton’s demand for congressional authority
for any dam removal in the Northwest.
An exchange between the two men on Thursday at a hearing by the Senate
Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, which Gorton chairs, indicated no
breakthrough in their stalemate of last year.
That’s when Gorton linked congressional approval of the Administration’s
request for funds to begin tearing down two small