Salmon’s got a problem with all the garbage and toxins people throw into his home so he has a simple solution to fight pollution. Check out People For Puget Sound and Visual Media Group’s Earth Day Everyday video for a good laugh.
Topics: Fish & Wildlife
Salmon and steelhead are icons of the Pacific Northwest – important to both the region’s culture and economy. Yet many runs in the Columbia River Basin are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Hydroelectric dams that harness the Columbia and Snake Rivers for power production are the biggest killers of these fish and threaten other fish and wildlife. By striking a balance between dams, energy and salmon, we can enjoy clean energy, wild salmon, and healthy fish and wildlife populations.
CBC reports on a proposed dam project that local tribes and environmental groups say would destroy farmlands, displace wildlife and release unacceptable amounts of greenhouse gasses.
NW Energy Coalition member organizations Sierra Club of B.C. and the David Suzuki Foundation are featured in the article which you can find here.
Light in the River’s reports, and the dialogue we hope they engender, will offer and explore solutions that jointly counter global warming; preserve healthy waters, fish, farms and communities; and advance initiatives to achieve both goals.