NEWS

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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March
10, 2021

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes voice support for proposed dam removals

BOISE — A member of the Fort Hall Business Council testified before the Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee Monday to voice support for a proposal to remove four lower Snake River dams. Fort Hall Business Councilman Nathan Small said the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have opposed the dams since they were built and have petitioned to…

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March
5, 2021

Speaker Bedke, my door is always open

Speaker Scott Bedke’s recent comments and questions about my concept to end the Northwest salmon, dam and energy wars caught my attention. As a former speaker of the Idaho House, I have great respect for Speaker Bedke. No one agrees with each other 100 percent of the time, but I count Scott as a friend,…

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March
4, 2021

Kudos for two courageous Republican legislators

Back in the old days, when Republicans were more interested in working to solve problems than in partisan point scoring, they were able to do important things. That old can-do spirit was recently displayed by two GOP legislators — Congressman Mike Simpson and state Sen. Jim Guthrie — who deserve kudos for their courage in…

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