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THE CHEHALIS AT A CROSSROADS

THE CHEHALIS AT A CROSSROADS:  PLANS FOR A FLOOD CONTROL DAM THREATEN THE HEADWATERS

If a dam is built, the populations of spring and fall Chinook that spawn above the dam site may go extinct

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Twin Harbors Waterkeeper

Chehalis dam would not address all major storms,
nor regular, shallow flooding
State Environmental Review Process
SEPA Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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CHEHALIS: A WATERSHED MOMENT OFFICIAL PREVIEW

Washington Department of Ecology – NEWS

Feb. 27, 2020 | Contact  Curt Hart, communications, 360-407-6944, @ecologyWA

Environmental evaluation for proposed Chehalis River flood reduction project ready for reviewPublic can review, comment on draft environmental study through April 27 

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Climate and America’s endangered rivers

Endangered Rivers

Harvey is a Particularly Urgent Warning

Satellite Image, Digital Globe

Brookshire, Texas                                                                                                                                           Satellite Image, Digital Globe

Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, deadly monsoon rains in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, mudslides in Sierra Leone . . . these tragedies deserve our kindest thoughts and our aid for the victims.

At the same time, these are grim reminders of the inevitable trajectory of our society’s current energy choices.  If we continue to warm the water and the air, these tragedies can only get worse and more frequent.

This is time to intensify our efforts toward 100% clean energy. Now is the time to impress those in positions of leadership with the urgency of this message-from-the-planet, even if the only language they can understand is monetary. How to confront the titanic economic costs we are incurring on into the indefinite, frightening future?  We must ultimately curb our reliance on fossil fuels. If not now, when?

Hurricane Harvey Response Toolkit