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Tippets: Keeping Alaska Salmon Country, Snake River Dam Releases Criticized, Pollution from B.C. to Montana

May 2, 2018 By: Erin Block

  • From native elders to commercial fisherman, and environmentalists to recreational anglers, these groups all agree that a Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay would be a disaster for their ways of life. In this impassioned article, Jenny Weis writes about the importance of keeping Bristol Bay “salmon country,” via Medium.
  • The order by a federal judge to increase water releases from four Snake River dams is being criticized by some members of Congress. “They say the water could be saved for other uses and are denouncing the spill, which began April 3, and a push by environmentalists to remove the four dams to increase wild salmon runs.” Via U.S. News & World Report.
  • For decades, pollution from Elk Valley coal mines in British Columbia have been flowing into Montana’s Kootenai River watershed. “Contamination levels measured in U.S. waters exceeds maximum concentration limits outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” writes Carol Linnitt, and environmentalists want to do something about it. Via DESMOG.