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WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK,

SAME MISSION, NEW INITIATIVE

SRKW CSI

SRKW CSI promotes chinook salmon abundance for endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales’ survival and recovery.

Billions of public dollars have been spent over four decades to try to overcome the salmon-killing design of the four lower Snake River dams. Nothing has worked. Salmon cannot wait any longer. To prevent extinction, the dams must be breached now.

DamTRUTH

Our new initiative, DamTRUTH, is focused on supporting Idaho Representative Mike Simpson’s Energy and Salmon Proposal, but we place dam breaching at the beginning, not the end. The momentum building due to the proposal is an opportunity not to be missed by Northwesterners. Supporting and influencing the proposal is the best chance we may ever get to save wild salmon, steelhead, Southern Resident Killer Whales and all else that depend on these keystone species.  The impacts are far-reaching and may renew BPA, honor tribal treaty rights and obligations to Native Americans, reinvigorate river communities, and provide the certainty to make stakeholders whole.

We intend to present the Science, Credentialed Facts and Truth about the Lower Snake River basin and dams in a non-partisan manner. Our intent is to serve the better public good of the Northwest states. We will face challengers. But they had better defend with science, facts and truth and not represent sources that put their vested or political interests ahead of the public interest. Misinformation, disinformation and lies will be called out.

The Proposal

EXPOSE THE DAM TRUTH

SUPPORT THE PROPOSAL

MOBILIZE THE PUBLIC

Our commitment to the Southern Resident Orcas remains steadfast.  

Even after the birth of two new calves, only 74 Southern Resident orcas remain.  The amazing whale we call J35 Tahlequah, whose grief was felt around the world in 2018 when she carried  her dead calf on her rostrum for 17 days and 1000 miles, gave birth to a robust male calf in September 2020.  Several weeks later, J41 Eclipse gave birth to another bouncy calf.  These new births give the critically endangered Southern Residents a glimmer of hope that their clan may yet survive. 

But plentiful chinook salmon is the key to the Southern Resident orcas’ continued existence, and right now, salmon are anything but abundant.  Breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the single best opportunity to increase chinook availability, since historically, the undammed Snake River produced huge salmon runs.

After nearly 900,000 people from around the world have signed the petition to breach the four lower Snake River dams to save salmon and Southern Resident Orcas, the politicians still say they need to see more public support for dam breaching.  Somehow, they’re not getting the message!

Let’s tell them directly that the people want lower Snake River dam breaching by also flooding their offices with messages and phone calls!  Please use these message links and phone numbers to reach out to those in power who can make a difference if they choose.  So far, they’re not convinced.

We must continue to educate these decision makers that people around the world support immediate Snake River dam breaching to save the Southern Resident orcas.

CARE ABOUT ORCAS?  HERE ARE A FEW “MUST READS”:

 

  • ECONorthwest Lower Snake River Dams Economic Tradeoffs of Removal, Prepared for Vulcan Inc.  July 2019:  Executive Summary, Full Report.

 

Southern Resident Killer Whale Chinook Salmon Initiative 

DamTRUTH

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