Oregon’s $1 billion fish plan shouldn’t cost Idaho — Opinion

We can’t explain Oregon leaders’ obsession with fish, but we do know that whatever they plan to do, the cost shouldn’t fall to the people of Idaho.

The state of Oregon has a plan that could cost Idaho farmers, electricity rate payers and others a bundle of money.

The plan — to reintroduce salmon and steelhead in Pine Creek, a tributary of the Snake River — is part of Oregon’s draft Clean Water Act proposal. The plan spans 20 years and, depending on how it works out, could expand to include adding fish to other tributaries.

Source: Capital Press