McMorris: Activist judge has no right controlling our rivers

(Washington, DC) –Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (WA-05) released the following statement regarding the ruling today by Judge Redden to invalidate the Upper Snake River Biological Opinion:

“Today’s ruling is yet another example of an activist judge overstepping his boundaries and taking control of our rivers. We need to work towards a collaborative approach to solve the biological opinion and restore balance to the use of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. His decisions continue to ignore the progress we have made in fish recovery and the negative impact it will have on the Pacific Northwest’s economy. We must protect our dams and preserve the vital role they play in our region.”

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