NEWS

March
17, 2021

Agriculture matters

I recently released for discussion a concept that could end the Northwest salmon wars. It would lock in a more certain future for agriculture, energy, transportation and communities and also give Idaho’s wild salmon and steelhead their best chance for survival. Without question, the four Lower Snake River dams are very beneficial and valuable. They…

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March
16, 2021

Opinion: Simpson’s salmon plan has many benefits

Later this year, Congress will look at how snow and rain made such a mess of Texas and pass a large, national infrastructure bill, the better to prepare our country for a change in the weather. Will a $34 billion plan from Congressman Mike Simpson to rebuild water, transportation and energy systems in the Pacific…

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March
12, 2021

My Motivation

Washington, D.C. – “In the weeks since I have released my concept regarding the salmon, energy and dams issues in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve received a significant amount of feedback.  Some have wondered what my motivation is, so I thought it may be helpful to explain how and why I decided to take this issue…

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March
12, 2021

Rep. Simpson defends plan to breach Snake River dams, says rising costs could close them down regardless

“My concept is an attempt to recognize the value and benefits of the dams and to replace them. Not to roll the dice and see what someone else comes up with for us.” BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson defended his $33.5 billion plan to breach four dams on the Snake River on Friday, stating that…

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