Comments and Letters

Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project May 2020

Chehalis River. Proposed Dam Site. Photo by Shane Anderson

CELP provided comments on the Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in opposition to the proposed dam.

“Building any dam would make no practical, environmental, or economic sense, and would violate Washington’s legal obligations under treaties with Indian nations, which have the status of federal law, and the Endangered Species Act. Instead, the state should foster wetland restoration and other resilient designs to make the floodplain safer for people. “

Read our full comments here.

Other Comments and letters over the years

Comments on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the latest proposal to mine gold from Buckhorn Mountain in northeastern Okanogan County, Washington. December 14, 2005. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-CommentsDraftSEIS-12-14-2005.pdf

Comments on the draft amendments to the Walla Walla basin rule, WAC Ch. 173-532. These comments are submitted by the Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and WaterWatch of Oregon. March 23, 2007. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-Comments-on-draft-WW-rule-3-23-07-Final-Corrected.pdf

Wenatchee Watershed Rule Comments. August 23, 2007. /wp-content/uploads/Wenatchee-Comments-8-23-07.pdf

Comment on the preview of USBR’s appraisal study of providing new surface water supply to the Odessa Subarea. December 15, 2007. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-Comments-on-Odessa-Appraisal-12-15-07.pdf

Comments for the Odessa Subarea Study feasibility study and environmental impact statement. September 19, 2008./wp-content/uploads/CELP-Scoping-Comments-9-19-08.pdf

Comments on draft WAC Ch. 173-517, the Qulicene-Snow WRIA rule. July 10, 2009. /wp-content/uploads/Quilcene-Snow-draft-rule-comments-7-10-09-FINAL.pdf

Comment on Okanogan County’s update of the 2009 Environmental Impact Statement: Addendum A: Revisions to the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan. April 8, 2011. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-Comments-on-Okanogan-County-SEPA-4-8-11-FINAL-1.pdf

Comments on the City of Walla Walla draft Report of Examination (ROE). October 4, 2014. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-Comments-on-Walla-Walla-ASR-ROE-10-4-14.pdf

December 2014.

Comments regarding the City of Spokane’s proposed applications to add a point of withdrawal to two existing water rights. January 22, 2015. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-comments-on-draft-City-of-Spokane-ROEs-1-22-15.pdf

CELP Rural Water Supply Guidance Document Comments. March 31, 2015. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-Comments-on-Rural-Water-Supply-Report-3-31-15-FINAL-w-attachment.pdf

Comments on the draft reclaimed water rule, proposed chapter 173-219 WAC. September 20, 2015. /wp-content/uploads/Reclaimed-water-rule-comments-FINAL.pdf

Comments on the draft Report entitled “Mitigation Options for the Impacts of New Permit-Exempt Groundwater Withdrawals (“Report”). November 20, 2015. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-comments-Ecology-Draft-Mitigation-Alternatives-Report.pdf

Comment on Okanogan County Ordinance 2016-5, concerning
determinations of water availability with respect to building permit applications.
December 19, 2016. /wp-content/uploads/CELP-Comments-on-Okanogan-County-Ordinance-No.-2016-5.pdf

Comments on the Department of Ecology’s June 2018 Draft Final Guidance for Determining Net Ecological Benefit (NEB). The Center for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP) and the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team
(DERT). June 8, 2019. /wp-content/uploads/Comments-on-Draft-Final-NEB-Guidance.pdf