How the US deals with this vast undertaking has implications not only for the rivers and streams on which these projects are located but also for American Taxpayers.
Removal of Glines Canyon Dam on the Olympic Peninsula
Whether removing PacifiCorp's Klamath River dams is in the public interest continues to be publicly debated. However, broader policy implications of how Klamath dam removal would be accomplished under the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement - the KHSA - have not been discussed.
Members of Congress and taxpaying citizens should consider what sort of precedent the KHSA would set and whether it is a good and a fair approach to dam removal not just on the Klamath but nation-wide.Those questions are discussed below.