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City Club Of Boise - Congressman Mike Simpson's Energy & Salmon Concept


Congressman Mike Simpson joined the City Club of Boise for a virtual forum where he discussed his proposal which seeks to address a cycle of conflicts over salmon and energy.  Simpson says "For over thirty years, lawsuits, appeals, salmon management directives and endless spending have prevailed, while salmon, energy, agriculture and transportation interests continue to suffer.”



Simpson’s concept envisions a future for Salmon and Steelhead stocks in Northwest rivers and details the plausible effects on myriad constituent groups if four lower Snake River dams were to be removed.  The moderator for the forum was Dr. Katherine Himes, director of the University of Idaho's McClure Center for Public Policy Research.  


Additional materials on Congressman Simpson's proposal can be found at  https://simpson.house.gov/salmon/ and 


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