Comment from Ritchie, Norm

Thank you for this opportunity to be heard. The 6th Power Plan is generally a good plan, but it must go further and move faster. The Council must be a strong leader to craft a bright future for our region that includes more wild salmon. The Final Plan Needs to Chart a Clear Course for Salmon Recovery. Scientists conclude that removing the four lower Snake River dams is the best and likely the only way to bring endangered Northwest salmon back from the brink of extinction. The Council has a legal responsibility to protect fish and wildlife harmed by the power system. The Final 6th Power Plan should reflect the finding by the Council's own staff that replacing the four dams' power with clean energy would cost far less than salmon-recovery opponents have claimed.