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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 28, 2005
Jan. 28, 2005

COUNCIL MOVES FORWARD ON PROCESS FOR FY2006 PROJECT FUNDING
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST)
With new provincial review process mechanics still in development and recommendations from the old process mostly expired, the fiscal year 2006 Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Program will largely be shaped around existing projects that staff judge worthy of continuing based on performance and on those projects' conformance with the goals of newly developed subbasin plans. Read More...  

BPA LAUNCHES REVIEW OF FISH/WILDLIFE COSTS FOR RATE PERIOD
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week triggered the process that will define, with the public's help, what its wholesale power rates need to be to cover its costs for the period that begins with fiscal year 2007. Read More...  

WDFW: FLEXIBILITY NEEDED IN HARVEST IMPACT ON WILD STEELHEAD
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST)
Sport anglers attending a Wednesday public meeting told Washington officials that too many uncertainties remain, and recovery is too far in the future, to allow any increased commercial fishery impacts on lower Columbia River basin winter steelhead stocks that are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

EL NINO KEEPS WINTER’S CASCADE SNOWPACK LOWEST IN 28 YEARS
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST)
In most parts of the Cascades, the January snowpack is at its lowest level in 28 years, said state climatologist Philip Mote, a research scientist with the Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington. Read More...  

RESTORATION PLAN FOR UNUSED NUKE PLANTS SAVES BPA MILLIONS
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST)
Energy Northwest, the Bonneville Power Administration and the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) have joined together to save ratepayers approximately $7 million in restoration costs at two unfinished nuclear power plants. Read More...  

HEARINGS SET ON WASHINGTON’S COLUMBIA RIVER WATER PLAN
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST)
The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on a proposed regulation and draft environmental impact statement for the Columbia River Mainstem Water Management Program during formal hearings scheduled by the Washington Department of Ecology. Read More...  

BPA, CUSTOMERS AGREE TO 12.5 PERCENT TRANSMISSION RATE INCREASE
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST)
More than 120 customers of the Bonneville Power Administration and other parties settled with the agency on a 12.5 percent overall transmission rate increase for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2005. Read More...  

 

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