Troy and Schoesler rushed to judgment on Simpson’s fish plan

Don Chapman

Idaho Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy and Washington Sen. Mark Schoesler, I read your co-authored article in the Feb. 18 Lewiston Tribune, which opposed Rep. Mike Simpson’s dam-breaching plan. I am quite disturbed with the eagerness of you and other dam supporters — including Gov. Brad Little — to reject the proposal out of hand.

With respect to alternative power sources, for example, have you researched why the Bonneville Power Administration is going broke? Do you know why power contracts in the West are turning to sources much cheaper than BPA energy?