Nearly every green, renewable energy project has some kind of local or environmental backlash. We’re not here to argue the merits of the value of hydroelectric dams. The recent removal of the Elwha River’s two dams has renewed national interest in our nation’s aging infrastructure. The PUD’s plans for a small scale hydro project on the Skykomish River is investigated this week by Mary Catherine O’Connor, Outside Magazine’s Adventure Ethics columnist. Take a closer look, the answers may not be so simple.