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Stop Goldendale Pumped Storage Project

Protect sacred land, medicines, and traditions from destruction

Yakama Nation sacred land, medicines, and traditions of Pushpum are under threat of destruction—all for a “clean energy” development that isn’t clean at all. Goldendale Pumped Storage is the largest pumped-storage hydroelectric development proposal in the Pacific Northwest.  They are using the need for “clean energy” as the reason to justify the destruction of irreplaceable tribal cultural and religious resources, fish, and wildlife.

CELP is proudly standing with the Yakama Nation and Columbia Riverkeeper as they work to ensure tribal sovereignty is respected and sacred lands protected. Read more  about the background of  this action and the environmental review done by FERC on Columbia Riverkeeper’s web page.

The proposed Goldendale Pumped Storage hydroelectric development is:

●       Destructive—Even the federal government acknowledges its impacts to cultural resources would be “significant” and “unavoidable.”

●       Expensive—$2.5 BILLION and rising.

●       Setting the wrong precedent—Egregiously eroding trust with Tribal governments and slowing down progress on clean energy goals.

●       Violating tribal treaty rights— FERC released its environmental review without comprehensive Tribal consultation.

If it harms tribal nations, it’s not green energy – it’s continuing this nation’s legacy of unjust energy development at the expense of Tribal Nations. Act Now. Tell FERC to respect Tribal sovereignty and deny the final permit for the Goldendale Pumped Storage development.

(copy credit: Columbia Riverkeeper)
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