What's New

2014

04/16/14:  Everett Herald Article Project renamed “Dam Tunnel”

04/15/14: King 5 News: Utility Alters Dam Plans

02/09/14:  Everett Herald Article Power Struggle

01/29/14:  KPLU Article: Sunset Falls Dam Fight…

01/14/14: Western Front Article: Damming the Skykomish River…

01/12/14:  Everett Herald Article: PUD Dam Would do More Harm Than Good

01/11/13:  Everett Herald Article:  Time’s Short to Comment…

2013

11/10/13: Everett Herald Article:  Pro and Con: Skykomish River Dam

10/14/13:  Monroe Monitor:  PUD makes case for dam, residents push back

9/20/13: Sky Valley Chronicle:  Area fish and Wildlife at Risk

9/14/13:  Everett Herald – Comments Due on Skykomish Dam

8/12/13:  American Rivers on the Economics of Small Dams

7/16/13:  Dam proposed for South Fork Skykomish would be an economic loser

6/21/13:  Columbia Basin Bulletin:  ..”Damage done by small dams worse than large dams..”

6/19/13:  KPLU Article:  Proposed hydro-energy project has Index saying ‘no dam way’

6/18/13:  Monroe Monitor Article “Dam Proposal Meets Wall of Resistance”

6/15/13:  Everett Herald Article FERC visits proposed Sunset Falls Dam Site 

6/13/13:  Sky Valley Chronicle: SIGNS, PROTESTORS GREET OFFICIALS ON SKYKOMISH RIVER

6/13/13:  Register Guard Article Mining Cleanup to Cost Millions

6/12/13:  KIRO TV Skykomish Dam Plans Move Ahead

6/12/13:  Seattle Times Article: Meetings on proposed Skykomish River dam

6/12/13:  Seattle Post Intelligencer Article:  Dam proposed Skykomish River near Index

6/12/13:  Everett Herald Article: Protesters Greet Officials Studying Possible Dam Site

6/12/13:  The Oregonian article:  Dam proposed across Skykomish River in Washington

6/10/13:  KPLU Article FERC hearing on proposed Skykomish River hydro project

6/10/13: Sky Valley Chronicle Article “Public Meeting This Week”

6/5/13:  Sky Valley Chronicle Article PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR JUNE 12 ON PLANS FOR DAM ON SKYKOMISH RIVER 

5/23/13:  Sky Valley Chronicle Article:  A PLEA TO COUNTY PUD COMMISSIONERS STOP SKYKOMISH RIVER DAM PROJECT

3/13/13:  Monroe Monitor Article – Dam: environmental boon or blight?

2/26/13:  Everett Herald Article: 2 Chances to Catch up on Dam Project

2/24/13:  Everett Herald Article: PUD studies support proposed new Dam

2012

10/25/12:  Everett Herald Article: PUD race pits 3-term official against 2-time challenger

09/05/12: NW Energy Coalition Article:  State utilities far surpass clean energy law

8/10/12:  Outside Magazine:  GET OFF MY RIVER: INSIDE THE BATTLE TO KEEP THE SKYKOMISH WILD

08/01/12:  Sierra Club My Piece of America

07/26/12:  County PUD: Can’t let agency waste more funds

07/23/12:  Everett Herald Article: Geothermal energy project a bust after drilling hits bedrock

07/20/12: Everett Herald Article: Longtime PUD Commissioner Faces Two Challengers

07/13/12:  Huffington Post Article: Can Solar And Wind Power Save Our Rivers?

07/09/12:  House of Representatives Passes McMorris Rodgers-DeGette Hydropower Bill with Broad, Bipartisan Support

06/17/12: Everett Herald Article:  Debate over whether utilities meeting clean-energy goals

06/15/12:  Washington Wilderness Blog: “A Dam Proposal on the Skykomish River?”

06/07/12:  American Rivers Blog – “Growing Up on the Wild Skykomish River”

05/30/12: Seattle Times “Utility Looks to Dam Skykomish for Power”

05/21/12:  Monroe Monitor: “Fight Grows Against Possible Dam on sky River”

05/16/12:  KPLU Article and Soundbite “Proposed dam puts Skykomish on list of ten most-endangered rivers”.

05/15/12:  KOMO News Report “Organization names Skykomish to Endangered Rivers List.”

5/15/12:  King 5 Article:  “Skykomish River on endangered list over dam that doesn’t exist.”

05/15/12:  Everett Herald Article: “Dam Fight grows as Skykomish on list of at-risk Rivers”

05/14/12:  Outside Magazine on “The 10 Most Endangered U.S. Rivers of 2012”

05/03/12:  Everett Herald  article recalls  Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas celebrated decent giving standing to people and organizations seeking to protect our natural environment.

05/01/12:  An interesting Blog on the Elwha Dam removal process from the National Park Service

05/01/12:  Please support our efforts to preserve Wild Olympics wilderness and designate Washington wild and scenic rivers.

05/01/12:  Great article from Oregon Live.com on how too much hydro capacity is defeating America’s desire for wind power

04/27/12:  New page added “Write Governor Gregoire” with letter templates for requesting Wild and Scenic River designation.

04/17/12:  Grand Coulee Dam upgrades provide 240 MW of I-937 complying power for a Fraction of the cost per MW of SnoPud’s proposed project.

04/17/12:  Watch the Earthfix/KCTS9 Video “Undamming the Elwha”

04/15/12:  First step for SnoPUD – Hire a consultant to sell the hydro project to an unwitting public

04/13/12:  Thank you Fishermen and Women from Piscatorialpursuits.com for your support

04/12/12:   Petition passed 1000 signatures today.

04/08/12:  Earthtalk Article – How do Dams Hurt Rivers?

04/06/12:  Added media link to news article “Wind Farms in Pacific Northwest Paid to Not Produce.”

04/05/12:  Petition passed 800 signatures today.

04/04/12: Welcome Wave Trek – Outdoor Adventures Center to our supporters of Save the Sky River page!

04/03/12:  Thank you to Mr. Steve Conroy for his feedback on protected fish species.  Skykomish River native Chinook Salmon and Bull Trout are included under the “Endangered Species Act” (ESA.) The status of these fish under the ESA listing is “Threatened”.   This website is intended to be as accurate as we can possibly make it and we sincerely appreciate reader comments such as Steve’s.

04/03/12:  Petition passes 600 signatures today

04/02/12:  North Central Washington Living announces Skykomish river Petition

04/01/12:  Petition to stop the Dam nearing 500 signatures in the first week Online.

03/31/12:  Check out the new Sunset Falls Video on the Gallery Tab

03/31/12:  We’ve added a Chilling Video of the Dangers of Low Head Dams on the Threatened River Tab

03/11/12:    Everett Herald Article:  Al Faussett’s daring stunts were once a sensation

2011

11/06/11:  Everett Herald Article:  Plans for dam will be fiercely fought

11/03/11:  Everett Herald Article:  Talk of new dam on Skykomish above falls resisted

06/20/11:  Small hydro could add up to big damage

08/30/09:   Brier home’s roof soaks up rays