The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission registered its opposition to the Bradwood Landing LNG terminal ("LNG opponents dispute company's report," The Daily Astorian, July 11).
Its objections were based on the need to preserve salmon rearing habitat in estuarine areas, particularly in light of the expected impact of global warming on spring and summer migration flows as snow pack diminishes and snow melt shifts to earlier dates.
Tribal leaders and lower river gillnetters worked for many years to obtain funds for restoration of salmon in upriver areas. Salmon have been successfully restored to the Umatilla and Clearwater and rebuilt in the Yakima, Hood and many other basin tributaries.
Millions have been spent on these projects and it is inappropriate to locate a LNG facility in the estuary that will degrade these successful restoration and rebuilding projects.
special assistant to the executive director
Columbia River Inter-Tribal