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The Politics Behind Idaho Rep. Simpson's Proposal To Save The Salmon

Travis Brown
Idaho Department of Fish and Game via AP
This photo released by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows Chelbee Rosenkrance of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game holding a male sockeye salmon at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in Eagle, Idaho, Sept. 17, 2020.


After Rep. Mike Simpson announced a proposal earlier this month to tear down four dams in Washington in an effort to save native salmon in the Pacific Northwest, responses have varied. Can the Republican congressman gain enough support from the public, and from his colleagues in D.C. to push this through Congress? 

Idaho Matters spoke with Idaho Statesman special correspondent Rocky Barker to give us some analysis of this proposal.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!