Klamath River Dams Will be Demolished to Save the Salmon

Klamath River Dams Will be Demolished to Save the Salmon

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Hundreds of thousands of California’s salmon are dying in a parasite epidemic. To save them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized the demolition of four hydroelectric dams on the California-Oregon border. The project is the largest of its kind ever embarked on in the U.S. and is expected to begin in […]

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Alaska Indigenous Community Gives Fatal Blow to Proposed Mine Project

Alaska Indigenous Community Gives Fatal Blow to Proposed Mine Project

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Pedro Bay Corp., an Alaska Native group, has struck a blow to the controversial Pebble Mine project, which had promised to be the largest gold mine in North America. Located near Alaska’s famed Bristol Bay,  development on the site threatened to damage the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, […]

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In the Midst of Another Drought, California Trucks Millions of Salmon to the Pacific Ocean

In the Midst of Another Drought, California Trucks Millions of Salmon to the Pacific Ocean

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As the Guardian reported, California is now in its second year of drought after a winter with little precipitation and it is the state’s fourth-driest year on record, especially in the northern two-thirds of the state, according to the California Department of Water Resources. Because of drought conditions, the […]

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Clean energy, justice, and salmon: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Northwest

Clean energy, justice, and salmon: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Northwest

By Bob Irvin, President and CEO, American Rivers A vision is emerging in the Pacific Northwest that would not only save iconic salmon, but boost clean energy and vital infrastructure, and honor treaties with Northwest tribes — revitalizing an entire region and building resilience in the face of climate change. Salmon in the Pacific Northwest […]

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Klamath River Basin Plans Largest Dam Removal in American History

Klamath River Basin Plans Largest Dam Removal in American History

Four dams are set to be removed from the Klamath River, finally restoring salmon to the river after decades of population decline. Eight dams were built on the Klamath River between 1900 and 1962 to generate hydroelectric power, decimating the salmon populations and disrupting the ways of life of Native tribes throughout Northern California and […]

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Trump Administration Orders An About-Face on Pebble Mine

Trump Administration Orders An About-Face on Pebble Mine

On Monday in a highly unusual reversal, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a letter denying the permit application for the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska. This comes after years of work and large expenditures by the Trump team to restart the development of the mine that President Obama rejected outright in 2014.

Why This Matters: This mine should never be built.  Ever. It puts at risk the single most valuable sustainable fishery in the world and puts two pristine national parks. 

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