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November 10, 2008

How too much wind power could actually hurt salmon


Because of excess energy generated by wind farms in the Columbia River Gorge. dam operators are being forced to spill water which can harm salmon.  Via: KATU  LINK


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I gotta say all this "dams are great... just look at how F'd up the Fraser is and it doesn't have any dams... windpower = bad" hype the past few weeks is suspect. The BPA, Pro-dam agenda is either having a hell of a month, or maybe they're on a PR push of some kind. Does the current govt. shift has them running scared that somebody will start seriously discussing how to save the Columbia/Snake salmon? That KATU article didn't even mention what it would take to replace one of these things and it paints dam operators as concerned salmon stewards.

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