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Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

PHOTO: Port Angeles City Council member ‘stands’ up for orcas in protest

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles City Council Member Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin poses as a dead orca outside the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles at the start of the Governor’s Orca Task Force meeting Monday morning.

Schromen-Wawrin was joined by several other protesters who were dressed as orcas and carried signs demanding breaching of the lower Snake River dams to increase the chinook salmon runs that Southern Resident orcas depend on.

Schromen-Wawrin posted on Twitter that he believed breaching the Snake River dams is “likely the only real policy suggestion NOT to come out of [Gov. Jay Inslee’s] orca task force meeting today.”

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