Category archive for: WSC Updates
Last week we scored a major victory for wild steelhead when Governor Inslee directed state agencies to cease planning efforts for the proposed Chehalis River dam and instead develop a basin-wide, non-dam alternative to flood reduction.
We are proud to announce that WSC board member Josh Mills was named the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Sigurd F. Olson Award winner for his tireless work to protect American public waters for the future.
Recently, we submitted comments to the Washington Department of Ecology citing a litany of concerns with Cooke Aquaculture’s proposal to transition their existing Atlantic salmon net pens to farmed triploid rainbow trout (steelhead) and urging the Department to conduct a full State Environmental Policy Act review for Cooke’s proposal to modify their water quality permits.
The WSC submitted its official comments today on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Chehalis dam project. Please take a minute to read these comments and learn about the litany of shortcomings with the DEIS as well as our general concerns with this misguided proposal.
Wild Steelhead Coalition applauds passage of bill enhancing fish farm monitoring and accountability, calls on Governor Inslee to sign SB 6613
Great news from Olympia today as the Washington legislature passes Senate Bill 6613, which boosts the state’s ability to monitor and regulate fish farms in public waters!
The Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) is frustrated by the new Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia Basin Hydropower System, which is simply a reiteration of the five previous federal plans that have all been rejected by the courts as inadequate.