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Yakama Nation calls for halt to pipeline across treaty territory
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
of Washington is asking the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
to stop construction of a water pipeline.
The pipeline passes through treaty territory, where the tribe retains hunting, fishing and gathering rights. "Current construction cannot be sustained without additional destruction of significant archaeological resources," council member Ruth Jim said in a statement, the Associated Press reported.
Williams-Northwest Pipeline said it showed an archaeological report to the
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
. But the Yakamas say they weren't consulted.
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