The Lower Snake River Dams are not worth saving.

Salmon are a keystone species! Southern Residents are irreplaceable. And these are deadbeat dams. They’ve cost an estimated 8 to 9 billion dollars in failed salmon recovery attempts, and they lose millions more every year in unstorable surplus energy, sold more often at a loss. They get older and costlier to maintain, while solar and wind energy have replaced their power; energy efficiency has done the same seven times over.

And they’re not even clean! They emit massive amounts of methane that contributes to climate crisis–while driving orcas and salmon extinct.