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"But the proposed smelter location – in a rural residential neighborhood south of Newport – has been controversial. Opponents say they don’t want to live near the 150-foot stack, which would release 320,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually and pollutants that contribute to smog and acid rain." ... See more
Residents fighting a Northeast Washington silicon smelter are challenging the sale of public land to HiTest Sand, the Alberta company trying to build the smelter.
"In short, power replacement would primarily be a market-based solution that would benefit businesses, workers and communities as well as salmon and the environment. A win all around."
A new study commissioned by the NW Coalition shows that the ongoing decline in wind and solar energy prices can not only contribute to a cleaner environment, it may help save Northwest salmon and orca whales that are threatened with extinction. The Lower Snake River Dams Power Replacement Study – ... ... See more