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October 15, 2019

Pacific Northwest tribes demand removal of Columbia River dams

  • Proposals to merely curtail operations, let alone remove the structures, are controversial.
  • By GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Associated Press

    THE DALLES, Ore. — Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago.

    The Yakama and Lummi nations made the demand of the U.S. government on Indigenous Peoples Day, a designation that's part of a trend to move away from a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus.


     
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