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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 19, 2007
Jan. 19, 2007

NEZ PERCE TRIBE TO IMPLEMENT STEELHEAD HARVEST PLAN
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
Nez Perce tribal officials said this week that they intended to implement their plan to increase their harvest of steelhead in the Snake River basin, beginning with a single gill-net permit Thursday through Saturday in the lower Clearwater. Read More...  

STUDY AIMS TO SHED MORE LIGHT ON DELAYED MORTALITY THESIS
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
An Idaho water users group this week cited results from a 2006 study as proof that migrating juvenile salmon do not suffer ill effects from passing down through four lower Snake River federal hydroprojects, and nor does barging the young fish through the hydrosystem hinder their chances of surviving to adulthood. Read More...  

NORTHWEST POWER SUPPLY CARRYING SUBSTANTIAL SURPLUS
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
Even the driest of winters would not test the "adequacy" of the Northwest's supply of electricity despite the region's heavy reliance on hydro power, according to recent analysis produced by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Power Division staff. Read More...  

NATION’S BIGGEST SALMON PLAN APPROVED; OTHERS COMING
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
The federal agency charged with protecting Northwest salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act today approved a far-reaching plan to recover threatened chinook in Puget Sound. Read More...  

BPA HOPES AGREEMENT TURNING POINT AWAY FROM LITIGATION
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
A recent hydrosystem operations/fish and wildlife project funding agreement between the Bonneville Power Administration and five Columbia River tribes was described Wednesday as a step toward a broader agreement on how funding resources should be directed across the basin. Read More...  

MONTANA GOVERNOR SAYS FLATHEAD MINE ISSUE MAY GO FEDERAL
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
Gov. Brian Schweitzer says Montana’s concerns about coal mine development in British Columbia’s Flathead drainage will have to be taken to the federal level, and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., says he will pursue the matter at that level in several ways. Read More...  

NPPC WANTS BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF FLATHEAD MINE
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council added its voice to the chorus of U.S. interests asking that the British Columbia government require a more exhaustive environmental review of potential consequences before allowing a coal mining project to commence in the Flathead River's Canadian headwaters. Read More...  

INNOVATIVE PROJECT SOLICITATION PROCESS, FUNDING DISCUSSED
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 (PST)
A solicitation for "innovative" fish and wildlife project proposals was approved this week, but its fleshing out awaits a Bonneville Power Administration determination on what it is willing to fund and how much it is able to spend. Read More...  

 

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