River. of Change

Letter writing continues to be a vehicle of choice for groups and individuals looking to sway members of Congress as they deliberate Rep. Mike Simpson’s $33 billion dam breaching concept.

Last week, a coalition of farm, port and hydropower interests wrote a letter to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and carbon copied other members of Congress asking them to oppose Simpson’s idea. A Canadian scientist embroiled in the debate over the science of dam breaching also got in on the letter writing.