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Coastal razor clam harvest closed indefinitely

The state Department of Health has closed the non-tribal razor clam harvest for the Washington coast indefinitely and Quinault Indian Nation has also closed its ceremonial and subsistence and commercial razor harvests. Levels of a marine toxin, domoic acid, is high enough in the clams to sicken or harm humans, though it does not harm […]

Makah whaling draft EIS up for public comment

The Makah Tribe continues to work toward exercising their treaty right to hunt the gray whale, removed from the federal Endangered Species list in 1994, through a process to access the exemption listed in the Marine Mammal Protection Act. NOAA Fisheries is inviting public comments on a new Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that evaluates […]

Oil-bearing trains equivalent of moving bombs through cities and towns

This mini-documentary film graphically shows not only the hazards of the explosive growth in oil-bearing trains, including more frequent fatality-causing accidents, but how the process to allow the traffic in some areas has often been done behind closed doors. The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) opposes several proposals to dramatically increase oil train traffic through critical […]