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Indigenous Tribes Struggle for Environmental Justice

 
Saving the Salmon: Klamath River Tribes Lobby Energy Multinational

7/29/04: Four Klamath River tribes, the Yurok, Klamath, Karuk and Hoopa; fishermen; and environmentalists are campaigning to remove dams on the Klamath River and restore the salmon runs, which have been nearly wiped out over the past century, including a massive die-off in 2002. The coalition paid a visit to Scottish Power and its subsidiary PacifiCorp in Scotland, and the EU in Brussels, to lobby for the construction of fish ladders and removal of some of the dams. According to Jeff Mitchell, acting emissary for the four Native American nations that live along the Klamath River, "Our fundamental human rights are being denied and our way of life destroyed." Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Photos and story at UK Indymedia

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