Bonneville Power Administration and Northwest offices of the Army Corps of Engineers and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration are committing an ecological crime against humanity.
This grotesque betrayal of the public trust has been in plain sight for 40 years since the 1980 Northwest Power Act’s “urgent priority” mandate to protect Snake River salmon from four fatally ill-designed Army Corps of Engineers pork barrel dams on the lower Snake River in SE Washington.
With reckless disregard for the law and the cost to society, these corrupt agencies, and affiliated pork barrel economic interests, for decades deliberately subverted every salmon protection law from the 1855 treaty-reserved rights of Native American Indians, through the sweeping “urgent priority” salmon restoration mandate of the 1980 Northwest Power Act.
They aggressively drove to the threshold of extinction Snake River salmon, one of the world’s unique, irreplaceable, perpetually renewable natural resources. Now they strive to subvert the law of last resort, the Endangered Species Act.