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Daines Warns Biden Admin that One-Sided Dam Breaching Effort Doomed to Fail Chastises Effort to Usurp Congressional Authority, Ignore Science and Community Opinions

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), sent a letter to President Biden regarding severe concerns over the administration’s efforts to breach the lower Snake River dams.  The effort, outlined in September in the “Memorandum on Restoring Healthy and Abundant Salmon, Steelhead, and Other Native Fish Populations in the Columbia River Basin,” highlighted the goal of salmon restoration. However, the memo ignores Congressional authority over the dams, scientific data that supports the current state of the dams, the views of regional partners and the affects it will have on Montanans.  “Congress – and Congress alone – can