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.
Issues: Fish and 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.
November 6, 2009 NW Energy Coalition and Save Our Wild Salmon Comments on Draft Sixth Northwest Power Plan Prepared by Steve Weiss and Nancy Hirsh, NW Energy Coalition Introduction The NW Energy Coalition (Coalition) and Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS) applaud Northwest Power and Conservation Council members for recognizing the wealth of clean energy opportunities […]
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo discusses energy-related issues, such as renewable energy, water and endangered salmon plans, during a speech to the NW Energy Coalition.
Rick Applegate, Consultant, Energy Trust of Oregon Board Member and Energy Coalition Headwaters Awards Winner opens the 2008 NW Energy Coalition Fall Conference in Portland, OR on December 5.
Released by a coalition of taxpayer, business and conservation groups (including NW Energy Coalition), this study shows that removal of four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state will save U.S. taxpayers and Northwest electricity consumers billions of dollars while increasing tourism, creating new outdoor recreation, and improving sport and commercial fishing opportunities.