Tag Archives: Columbia River

Federal Lawsuit Aims To Kill Stalled Methanol Refinery Project Along Columbia River

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world’s biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state. Plans for the $2 billion refinery, shipping terminal and pipeline project in the small city of Kalama are already stalled after a state board required further environmental review. Source: Federal […]
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Northwest States And Tribes Call For Superfund Listing At Bradford Island 

The Yakama Nation and the states of Oregon and Washington are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to declare a new Superfund site on the Columbia River at Bradford Island alongside Bonneville Dam. The federal government used Bradford Island as a dump site for decades. It hosted a landfill as well as discarded hydroelectric equipment containing the toxic […]
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Washington Tribes Call For Removal of Columbia River Dams and Urge Feds to “Reject the Offensive Doctrine of Christian Discovery” 

“The Columbia River dams were built on this false legal foundation,” Yakama Nation tribal chairman JoDe Goudy said, “and decimated the Yakama Nation’s fisheries, traditional foods, and cultural sites.” Two Washington state tribes, the Yakama Nation and the Lummi Nation, today called for the federal government to remove three dams on the Columbia River. The […]
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Northwest Tribes Call For Removal Of Lower Columbia River Dams

The Yakama Nation called for the removal of three lower Columbia River dams, in an effort to save salmon and preserve First Nations’ culture. Standing on the banks of the Columbia River, near the remnants of Celilo Falls, Yakama Nation Chairman JoDe Goudy traced the history of decrees, congressional acts and court cases that led […]
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Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

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 […]
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Washington Ecology Officials Pause Methanol Plant Review, Ask For More Information

The decision to approve a proposed methanol plant in southwest Washington is on hold, as the Washington Department of Ecology pushes for more information. Ecology officials called the application “incomplete” and said they needed more specifics about the project’s greenhouse gas emissions. Source: Washington Ecology Officials Pause Methanol Plant Review, Ask For More Information . News | OPB

States OK one-day sturgeon season above Wauna

Recreational fishermen will be able to catch and retain white sturgeon on the Columbia River on Saturday.The one-day fishery will take place from the Wauna power lines upstream to the fishing deadlines at Bonneville Dam. Source: States OK one-day sturgeon season above Wauna | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Salmon, steelhead season shut down on most of Columbia River

Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing effective Thursday, with the exception of the Hanford Reach. The closure comes at the tail end of a challenging year on the Columbia that saw low returns for many salmon and steelhead runs, said Bill Tweit, special assistant with the Washington Department of […]
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Salmon, steelhead season shut down on most of Columbia River

Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing effective Thursday, with the exception of the Hanford Reach. The closure comes at the tail end of a challenging year on the Columbia that saw low returns for many salmon and steelhead runs, said Bill Tweit, special assistant with the Washington […]
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Columbia River closed to salmon and steelhead fishing

Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing, with the exception of the Hanford Reach. The Tri-City Herald reported the closure went into effect Thursday. Source: Columbia River closed to salmon and steelhead fishing | Local News | eastoregonian.com