Modern-day coal mining is highly mechanized and it employs relatively few workers, many of them non-union. Economists at the University of Massachusetts’ Political Economy and Research Institute have shown it’s hard to make a worse jobs investment than coal.
Read more about coal in the Northwest on Sightline Daily, as part of the research project, “Northwest Coal Exports.”
“Jobs Per $1 Million Investment” is by Sightline Institute using data from Heidi Garrett-Peltier and Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts Political Economy and Research Institute. (Multipliers derived using IMPLAN 2.0 with 2007 data. Infrastructure multipliers and assumptions are presented in “How Infrastructure Investments Support the U.S. Economy: Employment, Productivity and Growth,” Political Economy Research Institute, January 2009.) For the sake of brevity, I shortened several of the investment category names; the full titles can be found here.
"As Long As The Rivers Run" examines the violence and civil disobedience leading up to the hallmark decision in U.S. v. Washington, with particular reference to the Nisqually Indians of Frank's Landing in Washington. This is a digitally remastered version of the groundbreaking documentary produced by Carol Burns with Hank Adams originally released in 1971.
This movie is part of the collection: Community Video
Director: Carol Burns
Producer: Salmon Defense
Production Company: Salmon Defense
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: treaty rights; salmon; treaty tribes
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0