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Published: Monday, December 3, 2012, 8:21 p.m.

Yakama Nation say gas pipeline damages historic site

YAKIMA -- The Yakama Nation has asked the federal government to halt the planned replacement of a natural gas pipeline over southwest Washington's White Salmon River.
The tribe claims the pipeline will hurt a known archaeological site that is of cultural significance to the Yakama people. Tribal chairman Harry Smiskin says the tribe was never consulted about replacement plans and asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to immediately halt construction plans.
The Washington state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation also sent FERC a letter of concern last week.
PacifiCorp granted an easement to Williams-Northwest Pipeline to replace an existing pipeline upstream of Condit Dam. PacifiCorp breached the dam last year, restoring the White Salmon to a free-flowing river.
A Williams-Northwest spokeswoman did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

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