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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 25, 2002
Jan. 25, 2002

1. NW DELEGATION PLEASED WITH WRIGHT'S BPA APPOINTMENT
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Steve Wright, a career Bonneville Power Administration employee who
rose to acting administrator, this week was named permanently to the
top position.

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Thursday appointed Wright as
administrator of the federal power-marketing agency, which he
successfully managed in his acting capacity through a turbulent year
of energy crisis and drought.
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2. REACTION FOCUSED ON WRIGHT'S POWER CRISIS PERFORMANCE
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Despite an agency career that has spanned 21 years, Columbia Basin
reactions to the appointment of Steve Wright to lead the Bonneville
Power Administration this week focused for the most part on his
performance over the past 12 months during drought-caused energy and,
some say, salmon, crises.
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3. IDFG CHIEF CITES 'PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES,' RESIGNS
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Idaho's top fish and wildlife official resigned Wednesday citing
"irreconcilable philosophical differences" with the state's Fish and
Game Commission

The resignation letter faxed from Idaho Department of Fish and Game
director Rod Sando to the commission said "I think it will be best for
everyone if I move on."
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4. 'EQUITABLE TREATMENT' LAWSUIT AGAINST BPA DRAWS CROWD
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The state of Oregon is among the list of official participants in
lawsuits filed in November accusing the Bonneville Power Administration
of failing to give fish and wildlife "equitable treatment" in planning
federal Columbia-Snake river hydrosystem operations.
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5. FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY TO LEAD BIOP MEDIATION EFFORT
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Former U.S. Attorney for Oregon, Sid Lezak, has agreed to lead a
mediation effort among the parties involved in a lawsuit that claims a
2000 National Marine Fisheries Service Federal Columbia River Power
System biological opinion is doomed to failure and should be rewritten.
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6. PLUM CREEK HCP AMENDMENT LINKS BEARS WITH FISH
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Plum Creek Timber Co. proposes to piggy-back grizzly bears onto a
conservation plan for native fish on its corporate lands in northwest
Montana.

The gap between threatened bull trout and threatened grizzly bears may
not be as wide as it seems, said Tim Bodurtha, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service's habitat conservation plan coordinator in Montana.
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7. GROUPS FILE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING MONTANA SILVER MINE
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Several groups filed a lawsuit today (Jan. 25) challenging the state of
Montana's approval of a silver mine that would burrow under the Cabinet
Mountain Wilderness.
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8. BILL WOULD STRIP WASH. FISH/WILDLIFE COMMISSION OF POWERS
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Legislation introduced Jan. 18 in the Washington House of
Representatives would transfer all powers, duties and functions of the
state Fish and Wildlife Commission to a proposed legislative Fish and
Wildlife Committee.
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