HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4036
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1998 Regular Session
By Representatives Grant, Mastin, Hankins, Schoesler, Sheahan, Linville, Robertson, Buck, Delvin and Ogden
Read first time 01/28/98. Referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
TO THE HONORABLE WILLIAM J. CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, The Columbia and Snake River dams supply a significant portion of the electrical power for the Pacific Northwest; and
WHEREAS, The proposal to breach the dams in order to restore wild salmon runs is based on incomplete and inconclusive data; and
WHEREAS, Breaching the dams would have a devastating effect on the economies of river-dependent cities and ports; and
WHEREAS, Restoring wild salmon runs will require a long-term, comprehensive approach by all interested parties;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the President and Congress reject any proposals that seek to breach the dams.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable William J. Clinton, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.
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