President Clinton’s threatened veto has prompted Sen. Slade Gorton to
pull from the Interior spending bill his provision aimed at strengthening
congressional authority over modifications to Columbia/Snake River dams.
At the same time, the Washington Republican yanked from the bill something
Clinton wanted — $2 million to study the removal of the dam on the lower
Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
The senator will revisit the Columbia River issue next year, said …