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Environmental groups sue federal government over Snake River dams plan

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter November 5, 2020

In a recent intention to sue letter, eleven environmental groups outlined what they say is the federal government’s illegal behavior in regards to dams on the Snake River in Washington State. The letter,...

Rethink Dams! Petitions for Breach of Snake River Dams

Kate Grumbles September 29, 2016

Rethink Dams!, a Whitman club led by Fiona Bennitt, sent a petition to Governor Inslee last week calling for the breaching of the lower four Snake River Dams. The dams were created in the late 1960s and...

Students Protest Snake River Dams with Flotilla

Students Protest Snake River Dams with Flotilla

Sara Platnick October 7, 2015
Students protested the Snake River dams with a flotilla last weekend.
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Students call for removal of Snake River dams

Lachlan Johnson February 26, 2015

A new environmental group on campus, Rethink Dams, is advocating for the removal of the four dams on the lower Snake River. Sophomore Fiona Bennitt formed Rethink Dams after she was inspired by the...

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