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  •  More here about the Yakima and coal (2+ / 0-)
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    Philip Rigdon is the deputy director of the Yakama Nation’s Department of Natural Resources. He says the tribes are concerned about proposals to increase shipments of coal from the interior states through the Columbia River Gorge and then on to Asia.

    “You’re going to have accidents,” Rigdon said. “What happens if this is along the Columbia River, and resources that, in the middle of our fishing season and in a time when our salmon are moving up?”

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