Debate on Tribal Rights Heats Up

A pumped-storage hydroelectric development threatens irreplaceable tribal cultural resources, fish, and wildlife

 Stand in Solidarity with the Yakama Nation

Thank you for attending Columbia Riverkeeper’s webinar, Debate on Tribal Rights Heats Up: Stand in Solidarity with the Yakama Nation, part of our Love Your Columbia Summer Virtual Events featuring Yakama Nation Tribal Councilman and a Kah-miltpa Band Member Jeremy Takala and Fisheries Biologist and Hydro-Coordinator at Yakama Nation Fisheries and a Ka-miltpa Band Member Elaine Harvey. 

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Rye Development proposes the Northwest’s largest pumped storage hydroelectric development along the banks of the Columbia River near the John Day Dam, threatening to destroy tribal cultural resources for speculative energy return.  

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Check out our website for the latest on the Goldendale Pumped Storage Development. 


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