Monday, February 15, 2010

"Biocidal Cold War Arrogance"

Excerpt from the Seattle Times interview with author David James Duncan...

Q: Talk about your efforts to remove dams from the Snake River.

A: The four lower Snake River dams are emblematic of a biocidal Cold War arrogance. They were commissioned by the 1955 Congress. They are eradicating wild salmon, salmon-dependent species, and salmon-celebrating cultural traditions from 5,500 miles of pristine Idaho, Oregon and Washington streams, from hard-strapped Pacific Coast towns, and from the troubled waters of Seattle's own Puget Sound. They are helping to drive your orcas to extinction.

Read more of the interview with Duncan in the Seattle Times.

Get tickets to the premiere of Duncan's The River Why by the Book-It Repertory Theatre
February 9 – March 7, 2010
Center House Theatre, Seattle Center, Seattle

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