Northwest tribal leaders highlight risks of oil trains
MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of several Pacific Northwest tribes gathered Thursday near the site of last week's fiery oil train wreck in Oregon to condemn the shipping of fossil fuels through the Columbia River Gorge, a scenic homeland and sacred fishing ground for the Yakama Nation and others over the millennia.
"We do not want fossil fuels at all coming through the Columbia River Gorge — at all," said Yakama Nation Chairman JoDe Goudy. "We truly see what is at hand. ... We are sacrificing and putting at risk the long-term benefit and well-being of our nations, our children, our grandchildren, those yet to come."