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.