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Inslee voices support for short-term action on orcas as long-term decisions loom
SEATTLE – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that quick and dramatic action needs to be undertaken to save southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, but stopped short of saying he was committed to breaching four dams on the lower Snake River. In an interview with Q13 News’ Simone Del Rosario, Inslee said short-term efforts to save the orcas are already underway, even as a newly appointed task force works to address the primary threats the whales face: Prey, vessels and contaminants.