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(article, Culinate staff)
So we all know that the salmon fisheries off the Oregon and California coasts have been closed this year. Meanwhile, activists inland have been working to get rid of some of the dams preventing salmon from spawning successfully — such as the folks trying to remove the Condit Dam from the White Salmon River in Washington state. Heck, even a beer company has gotten involved. But nobody's talking yet about removing the Bonneville Dam, downstream on the Columbia River — it stops salmon, sure, but it also supplies most of the electricity for the region.