“From Colstrip to the Columbia River Treaty”
This lecture will range widely across forty years of environmental and tribal activism, from the earliest battles over Montana strip mining and power generation to Mr. Smith’s most recent work in Columbia Basin energy issues. Pat Smith is a former Montana representative on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and on the Columbia River Treaty Sovereign Review Team. His presentation will provide an overview of the Columbia River Treaty, an important international treaty pertaining to Columbia River operations that is poised for renegotiation, and he will also provide a brief overview of Northwest electric energy policy. Prior to his appointment, Mr Smith was an attorney for Indian tribes for 31 years.
Sponsored by the Benedict Environmental Studies Endowment, the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Visiting Educator Fund, and the Environmental Studies Program
Tuesday, October 10 at 4:00 pm
Olin Hall, Auditorium (Rm 138)
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA