2019 Environmental Conference
Energy, Salmon, Agriculture, and Community: Can We Come Together?
April 23, 2019, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Boise State University SUB, Jordan Ballroom
The Pacific Northwest now faces two interconnected crises that can only be solved together – assuring our region’s energy system emerges reliable and affordable from the technological and market changes roiling it and reversing the continuing decline towards extinction of many Columbian Basin wild salmon and steelhead, especially those in the Snake River.
Governor Cecil Andrus worked closely with the Northwest’s governors from both parties to support and defend the public power system and seek bipartisan solutions for salmon restoration. So, it is fitting that the Andrus Center for Public Policy convenes a forum to support current regional discussions on solutions to address energy, salmon, water, agriculture, and community needs.
To make durable progress on these vital linked issues, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho must come together to resolve them. The conference is designed to encourage action and discussion toward such resolution and to bring together the leaders and groups who can find and implement a long-term plan that meets everyone’s needs.