• Petitioning President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

Crack Down on Deadbeat Dams

    1. Petition by

      DamNation Film

Communities in nearly every state are choosing to remove high-cost, low-value dams to restore rivers, recover fish stocks, revitalize waterfronts, improve quality of life and render watersheds more resilient to climate change.

Join us in calling on President Obama to crack down on deadbeat dams, beginning with four especially harmful, federally operated dams on the lower Snake River in southeastern Washington: Ice Harbor Dam, Lower Monumental Dam, Little Goose Dam and Lower Granite Dam.

Snake River salmon and steelhead once thrived, with up to 30 million wild fish entering the mouth of the Columbia River every year. Now, every Snake River salmon stock is on the endangered species list or extinct.

Obsolete dams impose a high cost on river communities and ecosystems, our economy and tribal cultures. We have found better ways to do the work of dams, and we have a historic opportunity to restore wild salmon to over 6,000 miles of river habitat. Now is the time for action on the Snake.

This petition was created in conjunction with the documentary film DamNation, and supporting partners Patagonia and Save Our Wild Salmon. Please visit DamNationFilm.com to learn more.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Blake Crouch VICTORIA, CANADA
      • about 12 hours ago

      To preserve wildlife as it should be and to learn and progress energy production, efficiency and usage

    • Bendik Cheetham Overrein TROMSø, NORWAY
      • 1 day ago

      Because I care about the environment. I hate to see nature being torn apart by dams, especially when there is no proven use for them anymore, compared to windmills. I feel sorry for all the natives and local people living near these rivers, thinking about how it must feel to get your food resource ruined.

    • Lynda Clark LEXINGTON, KY
      • 1 day ago

      I'm signing because it's time to re-evaluate the necessity of all dams, leaving only those that truly help the areas of the country on which they have been built.

    • Brett Stevenson HAILEY, ID
      • 1 day ago

      Obsolete dams should be removed

    • Amelia Bishop VANCOUVER, WA
      • 1 day ago

      I believe in commitment to maintaining natural ecosystem function as much as we possibly can within the confines of our resource needs.


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