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Rep. Rosendale Opposes Potential Removal of Essential Snake River Dams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) expressed opposition against harmful policy decisions by the Biden Administration in the attempt to enact federal settlement with Pacific Northwest tribes that could lead to the removal of four dams along the Lower Snake River.

“This issue is not just important; it is a slap in the face to the hardworking people of Montana and the entire Northwest,” said Rep. Rosendale. “The secretive mediation surrounding the litigation and potential removal of these dams is an outright betrayal of the citizens who depend on this infrastructure. “There is no other country in the world that would spend billions of dollars that have been invested into the improvement of these dams, which would provide affordable, reliable electricity; irrigation for productive farm ground—feeding millions; flood control to protect local communities; locks for the transportation of products that we export around the world; and yes, fish passage, both up and downstream to protect fisheries… And then even have a conversation or consider destroying all of that. It’s insanity!”

Watch Rep. Rosendale’s remarks HERE.