Washington Conservation Action, along with other climate and environmental groups denounce state’s approval of permit for Goldendale Pumped Storage development that would permanently destroy sacred tribal cultural properties.
Read our full response to Ecology here.
The project area is within Yakama Nation and has historically been used by the Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Bands of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Nez Perce Tribe for hunting, traditional gathering, fishing, camping, and traditional ceremonies.
“A clean energy future must uphold federal trust and treaty obligations that consider the cultural and health impacts of these projects on sacred sites. These parts of our identity – the land, the roots, and the water – are a part of our collective history and we must not erase them,
“We call on the State of Washington’s leaders to use its own evaluation that affirms there is no way to mitigate or replace cultural and religious resources. We will continue to stand with the Yakama Nation to protect their sacred land and firmly oppose this project–if it harms Tribes, then it’s not clean energy.” -Alyssa Macy, (citizen of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon), CEO of Washington Conservation Action.
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