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Parties Sign Settlement for Cushman Project in Washington

Following the DC Circuit Court in 2006, Tacoma Power, Skokomish Tribe, agencies and other stakeholders have signed a settlement agreement that will govern the operations of the Cushman Hydroelectric project on the Skokomish River.

The agreement signed on Jan 12, addresses resources issues including instream flows, fish habitat, fish passage and recreation.

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Court: Project does not interfere with religious freedom

In a recent decision (see the attachment below) issued by the US Court of Appeals, a judge decided that Snoqualmine Falls hydroelectric project does not interfere with a local tribe's religious freedom.The Snoqualmie India Tribe considers Snoqualmine Falls that lies within the project boundary to be a sacred site that played a role in the creation of the tribe. It also believes that the mist created by the Falls connects the earth with the heaven.

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https://www.hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/Opinion%20-%20Snoqualmie%20Indian%20Tribe%20v.%20FERC%20-%209th%20Circuit%20-2008-10.pdf