Three Northwest senators at subcommittee field hearing Tuesday gave
a definite thumbs down to breaching the four lower Snake River dams as
a way to restore Snake River wild salmon and steelhead runs.
Oregon Republican Sen. Gordon Smith hosted the Hood River hearing of
the Senate Energy and Natural Resource’s Subcommittee on Water and Power,
which he chairs. Also attending were Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden;
Idaho Republican Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo; and Oregon Republican