Join COIN for a viewing of the documentary, Dammed to Extinction, followed by a panel discussion, Q&A, and a call to action. Panelists for the Q&A will include:
Anthony Jones is an Idaho native, and attended graduate school at the University of Washington where he received his MA in Economics. Mr. Jones maintains Rocky Mountain Econometrics, an economic consulting company that specializes in environmental issues with particular emphasis on energy and the impact of hydroelectric dams on salmon and the environment.
Scott Levy is an activist and volunteer. filmmaker, adventurist and outdoor enthusiast. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkley. Scott has dedicated the last 23 years of his life to studying the effects of the lower Snake River dams on our environment and the consequent climate change effects. Mitigation for their removal is easy. Repairing a collapsing ecosystem is not.
Jim Waddell is a civil engineer with a 35-year career in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He held the highest civilian position in the Corps Walla Walla District as Deputy District Engineer for Program Management and oversaw seven major hydro dams including the Lower Snake River dams. He is founder and director of Dam Sense. He was the Senior Policy Analyst for the Environment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Jim also serves in an elected position as a Public Utility Commissioner in Clallam County Washington.
Steven Hawley is a journalist from Hood River, Oregon. He’s the author of Recovering a Lost River and the writer and co-producer of “Dammed to Extinction”.
Heather Nicholson is an electric cooperative co-owner in the San Juan Islands. She is engaged civically and with other advocates on the solvability of breaching the lower Snake dams which is the most significant and required action to stop the extinction of critically endangered whales and their wild Chinook salmon food source.