Northwest (OR WA)

"Fish Blood in Their Veins — But Few Salmon in Their River"

"This fall, the number of chinook salmon making their way from the ocean up the Klamath River in the far northwest corner of California is the lowest on record. That’s devastating news for the Yurok tribe, which has lived along and fished the Klamath for centuries. Salmon is integral to their entire culture and way of life, essential to Yurok ceremonies, for food, and for income."

Source: KQED, 10/16/2017

"Washington State Denies Key Permit For U.S.-Asia Coal Export Terminal"

"Washington state on Tuesday rejected a key permit needed for a proposed terminal to export coal to Asia, another blow to companies eager to sell Wyoming and Montana coal to Asian markets and to the Trump administration’s policy of global energy dominance."

Source: Reuters, 09/29/2017

"Agency Misspent $32 Million, But Interior Has Held No One To Account"

"Investigators have confirmed that a federal water agency misspent $32 million in funds meant to protect fish and wildlife in the Klamath basin of California and Oregon, a finding that Obama-era officials attempted to sideline after whistleblowers first alerted them to it."

Source: McClatchy, 08/31/2017

"A War Over Wolves"

"By a slow slide of river deep in Washington’s wolf country, Robert Wielgus laughs at the tattoo on his arm of Four Claws, the grizzly that almost killed him. “I would rather face charging grizzly bears trying to kill me than politicians and university administrators, because it is over quickly,” said Wielgus, director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at Washington State University."

Source: Seattle Times, 08/11/2017


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