I’ve talked about environmental politics and indigenous peoples politics in earlier posts. The article linked above from the New York Times is about some dams on the Klamath River in Oregon that bring environmentalists and indigenous peoples together as antagonists.
What’s really funny about this situation is that the power company that owns the dams is using environmentalist issues to argue for keeping the dams. Given the fact that power companies tend to be some of the biggest producers of the gases that are polluting the air. It is ironic that they are using the fact that hydroelectric power is clean power in their opposition to the indigenous peoples demand to remove the dams, which is also supported by the commercial fisherman of the Pacific Northwest.
Politics does indeed make for strange bedfellows!!!’