A $13.4 billion Interior Appropriations bill includes language crafted
by Senator Slade Gorton that would allocate $2 million to initiate removal
of the lower Elwha River dam near Port Angeles contingent upon approval
of accompanying legislation limiting the ability of federal agencies to
modify the Columbia/Snake hydropower system without congressional authorization.
Information distributed by Gorton’s office says the Columbia River Basin
bill "prevents federal or state …