Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River near Pasco, Washington. A group that represents farmers says saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Northwest U.S. is too costly and is turning to the Trump administration. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee known as the “God Squad” to grant exemptions to the Endangered Species Act. (Bob Brawday /The Tri-City Herald via AP, File)

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

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