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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 19, 2001
Jan. 19, 2001

1. POWER CRUNCH USING PRECIOUS NORTHWEST WATER
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced Thursday that it began
this week predicting a power shortage of nearly 1,000 megawatts in the
Northwest and would have to run the Columbia River hydropower system
extra hard simply to meet Northwest electricity demand.

The agency increased flows at Bonneville Dam from 130,000 cubic feet per
second to 160 kcfs Thursday to generate more kilowatts and help make up
for the power deficit ...
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2. REPORT LISTS $3.5 BILLION IN BPA FISH, WILDLIFE SPENDING
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Columbia Basin electric ratepayers have footed a $3.48 billion bill
since 1978 to help restore fish and wildlife populations in the region,
according to a draft report released this week by the Northwest Power
Planning Council.

The "Annual Report of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program,
1978-1999" is a first-time attempt to detail exactly fish and wildlife
expenditures of the Bonneville Power Administration ...
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3. ABRAHAM ASSURES NW DELEGATION ON BPA ISSUES
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
President-elect George Bush's choice for secretary of energy, Spencer
Abraham, this week assured Northwest senators he no longer advocates
privatizing the Bonneville Power Administration.

Abraham, a defeated Republican senator from Michigan, co-sponsored bills
to abolish the Department of Energy and transfer its programs to other
agencies of government or the private sector.
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5. COUNCIL, BPA'S WRIGHT DISCUSS FISH FUNDING, BIOP
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Steve Wright, acting Bonneville Power Administration chief, told the
Northwest Power Planning Council Wednesday he expected the process of
appointing a new administrator could take up to six months. The
appointment would be made by president-elect George W. Bush's Energy
secretary.
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6. HEARING FOCUSES ON FERC'S NEW LICENSING PROCESS
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Speakers this week at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing in
Portland supported the agency's proposal to streamline its hydroelectric
dam licensing process, but worried the shortened process would harm
either the environment or the bottom line.

FERC is required by legislation to look for efficiencies in that process
and is holding six hearings around the country to listen to comments on
its proposal.
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