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Dear Editor: Dams - I really like them

Dear Editor,

Dams – I really like them.

As the manager of Vigilante Electric Cooperative, I am very thankful for the 31 federal hydroelectric dams that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) uses to supply us with low-cost, renewable, carbon-free power. In addition to this power being low-cost, renewable, and carbon-free the driving force is reusable and is used several times to generate power before it reaches the Pacific Ocean. Unlike large nuclear and fossil fuel generation sources, with these hydroelectric dams, the generation is more easily ramped up or down allowing for far easier int...


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