New issues prompt rethinking of Columbia River treaty

Spokesman-Review: Nearly 50 years ago, Canada and the United States shook hands over a groundbreaking accord that altered life in the Northwest. The Columbia River Treaty turned the 1,200-mile-long river and its tributaries into an electrical powerhouse, producing more kilowatts than any other North American river system. As a result of the treaty, three large storage dams in British Columbia and Montana’s Libby Dam were built to boost downstream hydropower production, fueling the Northwest’s supply of cheap......

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