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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 22, 2002
Feb. 22, 2002

1. OREGON OFFICIALS ADDRESS ELK TB SITUATION
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
More than 200 people, including rancher Stan Hermens, attended public
meetings across Oregon this week to learn about disease transmission,
testing methods and hunter safety following the confirmation of
tuberculosis in a cow elk that died on Hermens' elk farm in Eastern
Oregon last November.
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2. $390 MILLION OVER 10 YEARS FOR CORPS' LOWER SNAKE PLAN
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
It will cost an estimated $390 million over 10 years to implement
proposed structural improvements and changes in operations at four lower
Snake River federal dams under a chosen strategy to improve the survival
of migrating juvenile salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act.
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3. UMATILLA WATER-USE PARTIES HOPE TO AVOID ANOTHER 'KLAMATH'
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Six years after failing to reach consensus on federal legislation to
authorize and fund a third phase of a water-exchange project in the
Umatilla River Basin, parties are attempting again to work out their
differences in time to convince Congress to add about a quarter of a
million dollars to the Bureau of Reclamation's budget to start a
feasibility study.
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4. REPORTS OFFER ADVICE ON PUGET,COASTAL HATCHERY REFORM
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The team of independent scientists advising Washington's Puget Sound and
coastal Hatchery Reform Project this week released the first in what
will be a series of reports on how existing hatcheries should be changed
to better support sustainable fisheries and help restore threatened
stocks.
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5. LAWSUITS SEEK BURBOT LISTING DETERMINATION
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Two conservation groups filed a complaint late last month in federal
court seeking a final decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to
protect the Kootenai River burbot of northern Idaho and northwest
Montana under the Endangered Species Act.
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6. DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE REVISED ENERGY BILL
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Senate Democratic leaders have revised their comprehensive energy bill,
including a section on hydropower relicensing, and could bring it up for
debate next week.

Utilities and energy developers complain that the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission process is often lengthy and expensive and that
other federal agencies have too much authority to set fish passage and
other environmental requirements.
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