Latest CBB News | Archives | About Us | Free Newsletter


FOLLOW THE CBB ON TWITTER




SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE WEEKLY E-MAIL NEWSLETTER 



  


Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 18, 2002
Jan. 18, 2002

1. WASHINGTON'S CASSIDY WINS THIRD TERM AS NWPPC CHAIR
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Despite vigorous opposition from Oregon and its governor, the Northwest
Power Planning Council on Wednesday made a change to its bylaws that
made possible, just moments later, the election of Washington's Larry
Cassidy as the panel's chairman for a third consecutive year.

Members of fishing and conservation groups questioned the move in
testimony presented before a vote on the bylaw change.
Read More...  

2. COUNCIL WEIGHS PROPOSAL TO ALTER FISH PROJECT SELECTION
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
An idea hatched by Northwest Power Planning Council members from Oregon
and Idaho and aired publicly this week would change the way Columbia
Basin fish and wildlife project proposals are developed and judged.
Read More...  

3. NWPPC RESCINDS $2.5 MILLION FOR METHOW RIVER PROJECT
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
A north-central Washington habitat proposal -- previously approved for
$2.5 million in high priority project funding -- dropped from favor
Wednesday despite renewed assurances from the Independent Scientific
Review Panel that the planned protections for the so-called Arrowleaf
property would indeed benefit imperiled salmon and steelhead stocks.
Read More...  

4. ODFW'S DRAFT REVISED WILD FISH POLICY GETS SCRUTINIZED
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The draft Native Fish Conservation Policy and Guidelines and the
Hatchery Management Policy and Guidelines released for review by the
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proving to be unpopular.
Read More...  

5. USFWS TO DESIGNATE CRITICAL HABITAT FOR BULL TROUT
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that it will --
over the next three years -- make critical habitat determinations for
five populations of bull trout that are listed as threatened under the
federal Endangered Species Act.

The announcement comes on the heels of a settlement with two
conservation groups that had sued to compel the agency to pursue
critical habitat designations.
Read More...  

6. YAKAMA NATION NOW SOLE LICENSE CHALLENGER TO PUD DAMS
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The Yakama Nation became the sole challenger of Grant County Public
Utility District's license to operate the Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams
on the mid-Columbia River.

The Nation was left as the sole owner of the Yakama Hydroelectric
Project, LLC when PacifiCorp signed a long-term power purchase contract
with Grant PUD. The power contract included a no-compete clause, which
barred PacifiCorp from challenging the Grant PUD license.
Read More...  

7. MONTANA RELEASES DRAFT PLAN FOR MANAGING WOLVES
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Montana has unveiled a draft plan outlining how the state would manage
wolves if they were removed from federal protection.

While it carries a theme of "encouraging wolves where the potential for
conflict is the lowest," the draft plan also recognizes wolves as a
native wildlife species that are part of Montana's "natural environment
and heritage."
Read More...  

8. CORPS REVISES WETLAND RULES FOR SMALL PROJECTS
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Despite opposition from other federal agencies and environmental groups,
the Army Corps of Engineers this week revised its permitting rules for
small dredge-and-fill projects.
Read More...  

9. CORPS RELEASES DRAFT WORK PLAN ON PCB CLEANUP
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
More than 300 cubic yards of electrical equipment could be removed from
the Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam by mid-March if a U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers cleanup plan is approved by the Oregon
Department of Environmental Quality.
Read More...  

 

The Columbia Basin Bulletin, Bend, Oregon. For information or comments call 541-312-8860.
Bend Oregon Website Design by Bend Oregon Website Design by Smart SolutionsProduced by Intermountain Communications  |  Site Map