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January 29, 2010

Oregon Weighs Legality Of Ballot Title Proposing Gillnet Ban; Effects On Compact Unclear
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Oregon Attorney General's office is now weighing the legality of a ballot initiative proposal that would outlaw the use of gillnets in Oregon waters -- notably the Columbia River -- by non-Indian commercial fishermen. Read More...  

Appeals Court Filings Express Concerns About Proposed Natural Gas Terminal's Effects On Salmon
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was overly hasty and acted without proper environmental impacts analysis in licensing the proposed construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas ship terminal and plant in the Columbia River estuary, according to legal briefs filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Read More...  

Draft EIS Completed For Constructing Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Facilities
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington State Department of Ecology have completed the Cle Elum Fish Passage Facilities and Fish Reintroduction Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Read More...  

Long January Warm Spell Making For Low Snowpack In Cascades Lower Elevations
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Oregon has experienced an unusually long warm spell this January, contributing to very low snowpack -- especially in the lower elevations of the Cascade Mountains -- that could create problems for farmers and others dependent on summer stream flows. Read More...  

Arrest Warrant Issued In Washington Zebra Mussel Case, State Seeks Federal Charges
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
An arrest warrant this week was issued for a commercial trucker from Michigan charged with transporting invasive zebra mussels into Washington state aboard a 50-foot cabin cruiser. Read More...  

Very Low Levels Of PCBs Detected In Leaked Oil At The Dalles Dam Dec. 23
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Follow-on tests of the mineral oil that leaked from a spare transformer Dec. 23 at The Dalles Lock and Dam on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Ore., have detected extremely low levels of polychlorinated biphenyls. PCBs are a suspected human health carcinogen and bioaccumulate in the food chain. Read More...  

Washington Commission To Discuss New Sportfishing Rules, Sturgeon Management, Catch Allocation
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting a new package of sportfishing rules for 2010-12, as well as updates to the Columbia River sturgeon management policy, during a public meeting Feb. 4-6 in Olympia. Read More...  

Expanded Salmon River Fishery In 2009 Recorded 3,519 Chinook Harvested
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Last summer, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission opened 130 miles of the Salmon River from Island Park in Salmon City upstream to the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery for chinook salmon fishing. Read More...  

National Survey Finds Public Concern About Global Warming Drops Sharply
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Public concern about global warming has dropped sharply since the fall of 2008, according to the results of a national survey released this week by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. Read More...  

Scientists Outline Steps For Managing Ecosystems 'Collaboratively' During Climate Change
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Global warming may impair the ability of ecosystems to perform vital services -- such as providing food, clean water and carbon sequestration -- says the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists. Read More...  
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