McMorris Rodgers slates congressional hearing on protecting Lower Snake dams

(The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., intends to question federal officials on the future fate of four Lower Snake River hydroelectric dams in Washington state during a congressional hearing later this month.

“The Columbia River System and the Lower Snake River dams are the beating heart of the Pacific Northwest, yet that hasn’t stopped the Biden administration from apparently colluding with special interest groups to lay the groundwork to remove them,” said McMorris Rodgers, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in a press release Friday. “We are deeply disturbed by the blatant disregard for the enormous hydropower, irrigation, and navigation benefits these dams provide, as well as a willingness to ignore the voices of those who depend on the dams the most. It’s past time for full transparency from the Biden administration,” said McMorris Rodgers, who is from Spokane and represents eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional
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