Columbia River tribes raise concerns about coal export, document links

CRITFC’s Executive Director Paul Lumley, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Riverkeeper’s Brett VandenHeuvel

Proposals to ship coal on trains and barges down the Columbia River may impact Native American treaty rights. Read concerns about coal export in the following comments to the Army Corps of Engineers from the Yakama Nation,  the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee, and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC). The Yakama Nation and CRITFC also submitted comments to the State of Oregon’s Department of State Lands on a state permit application to build a coal export dock.

The Power Past Coal coalition also submitted extensive comments to the Oregon Department of State Lands and the Army Corps of Engineers. Thank you to Riverkeeper’s Staff Attorney Lauren Goldberg and the Crag Law Center’s Chris Winter for drafting the comments.

View Comment Letters to the Army Corps of Engineers:

Yakama Nation

Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Power Past Coal coalition

View Comment Letters to the Oregon Department of State Lands:

Yakama Nation

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Power Past Coal coalition

 


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