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Rethink Dams! Petitions for Breach of Snake River Dams

Kate Grumbles

September 29, 2016

Rethink Dams!, a Whitman club led by Fiona Bennitt, sent a petition to Governor Inslee last week calling for the breaching of the lower four Snake River Dams. The dams were created in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the federal government, but many are concerned about the danger they pose to the spe...

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Photo contributed by Kelly O / The Stranger.

Allie Donahue

May 7, 2015

Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16. Whitman activists will join other environmentalists from the sHELL NO coalition to demonstrate...

Students call for removal of Snake River dams

Photo contributed by Bob Carson.

Lachlan Johnson

February 26, 2015

A new environmental group on campus, Rethink Dams, is advocating for the removal of the four dams on the lower Snake River. Sophomore Fiona Bennitt formed Rethink Dams after she was inspired by the documentary "DamNation." The new group will work to raise awareness both on campus and in the wider...

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