It's good to see some dams coming down every year. But as the story states, many were erected in the 50s and 60s, one every 6 minutes for a total of about 75,000. To quote Marc Reisner in Cadillac Desert: "Dams for Dam sake" to justify continued funding for bureau of Reclaimation and Corp of Engineers.
Now we are taking them down about 40 a year. Any at all is a good thing, but we really need to step that up a bit. We're barely making a dent.
I know, saying that here is like preaching to the chior.
"So in two seconds, away we went, a sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river and nobody to bother us." -Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)