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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 9, 2003
May 9, 2003

1. JUDGE RULES AGAINST BIOP; SAYS 'ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS'
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
A Portland-based U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday ruled that a federal salmon recovery strategy adopted in December 2000 is illegal because it relies improperly on actions that are not "reasonably certain to occur." Read More...  

2. REGIONAL PARTIES, INTERESTS TAKE STOCK OF REDDEN'S RULING
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
A federal court decision this week that sends federal salmon recovery strategists back to the drawing board is seen by some that are party to the lawsuit as vindication.

Others see it as an opportunity for a mid-course correction of what is essentially, they say, a sound Columbia River basin salmon recovery plan.
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3. NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN ALSEA COHO LISTING CASE
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Federal appeals court judges heard arguments this week whether conservation groups had the right to appeal a September 2001 decision by Eugene, Ore.-based U.S. District Court Judge Michael Hogan, and how the appeal and resulting stay in the case will affect coastal coho salmon. Read More...  

4. UMATILLA TRIBES, STATE SEEK ADJUDICATION ON WATER RIGHTS
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
A request by the Umatilla Tribes for federal adjudication of treaty-reserved water rights has been linked to a senate bill in the Oregon Legislature that seeks to increase the state's share of water from the Columbia River for economic development. Read More...  

5. CORPS, FISH MANAGERS HASH OVER DISSOLVED GAS OPERATIONS
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers came under criticism from salmon managers at this week's Technical Management Team meeting for how it balances its NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion obligation to provide spill at lower Snake River and Columbia River dams and its obligation to meet state Clean Water Act regulations for total dissolved gas at the same dams. Read More...  

6. DWORSHAK SPILL CONTINUES BUT COULD END NEXT WEEK
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
With the bulk of the Snake River juvenile migration still in the river, the Technical Management Team this week decided to continue high flows and spill at Dworshak Dam that boosts flows at Lower Granite Dam on the lower Snake River.

TMT will revisit that decision at next week's meeting, but river operating agencies warn that Dworshak water that is helping to push juveniles downstream now will no longer be available as early as next weekend.
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