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Latest CBB News > Archives > February 2, 2001
February 2, 2001

1. WASHINGTON BILL WOULD LET HATCHERY SURPLUS SPAWN
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Washington state Sen. Bob Morton, vexed by a situation last year that
saw tens of thousands of hatchery "surplus" fish killed while streams
within his own district hold only remnant populations, says he is
pursuing accountability.

He has authored legislation in the Washington Senate that calls for a
two-year moratorium on federal fishery agency orders to destroy
"surplus" hatchery fish or their progeny returning the state's
hatcheries.
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2. OREGON FISHERIES SCIENTISTS SUPPORT WILD FISH POLICY
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
The substantial differences between hatchery and wild fish that often
inhabit the same watershed is reason enough to support sacrificing
excess hatchery fish. That's the conclusion of a white paper recently
released by the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
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3. SENATE HEARING NOTES POWER CRISIS TO GET WORSE
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Western senators and utility officials this week warned that the
spreading California electricity crisis and dry winter in the Northwest
threaten to cause even worse problems this summer.

The risk of more power outages and price hikes is greater during that
time because California's electricity demand will be even higher but
reservoirs at Columbia Basin dams are extremely low and may not refill ...
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4. RUNOFF AND REFILL CONCERNS GROW IN MONTANA
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Montana's snowpack situation went from bad to worse when January failed
to produce any precipitation recovery.

Mountaintops across Montana are still showing snowpack concentrations no
higher than 60 percent of normal. In northwest Montana, conditions are
even worse, and runoff forecasts for the region's two hydroelectric
projects are steadily dropping.
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5. WASHINGTON MOVES TO DEVELOP MAINSTEM WATER POLICY
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Environmental groups withdrew this week a petition asking for a
moratorium on handing out water withdrawal permits when Washington Gov.
Gary Locke announced plans to sponsor a regional initiative that would
develop a state water management strategy for the mainstem Columbia and
Snake rivers
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6. SUIT SAYS EPA IGNORES PESTICIDE THREATS TO SALMON
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Commercial fishing and environmental groups filed suit Tuesday against
the Environmental Protection Agency and its new administrator, Christine
Todd Whitman, claiming the agency has failed to protect salmon from
harmful effects of pesticides.
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7. $45 MILLION IN HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS GET 'A' RATING
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Nearly half -- $45 million worth -- of the "high priority" fish and
wildlife project proposals submitted for fiscal year 2001 funding
satisfy criteria set out by the Northwest Power Planning Council,
according to a report released Thursday by the Columbia Basin Fish and
Wildlife Authority.
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8. LAND PURCHASE FURTHERS ESTUARY RESTORATION GOALS
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
A Columbia River estuary land acquisition announced last week should
bode well for salmon, waterfowl and other wildlife species as a
developing habitat restoration plan comes to fruition.

The Vancouver, Wash.-based Columbia Land Trust has acquired 871 acres,
or nearly two-thirds, of the Chinook River floodplain ...
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