Dr. John Osborn, Sierra Club – Upper Columbia River Group Conservation Chair, wrote a compelling scoping letter to the Washington State Department of Ecology. It was written during the scoping period on October 26, 2018.

He highlights how the “Inland Northwest has a long and dark history of smelter pollution with damaging impacts to lands, waters, and public health.”

He ask the question “Does Washington State really wish to perpetuate this dark history by permitting yet another polluter in the politically vulnerable Upper Columbia region?”

Sierra Club scoping letter