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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 12, 2000
May 12, 2000

1. TERNS FAVORING ISLAND LOWER IN ESTUARY
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Caspian terns are favoring by more than an eight to one ratio East Sand
Island to Rice Island, which is exactly where a multi-agency Caspian
Tern Working Group had planned for them to nest before an ill-fated
hazing plan was halted in court.
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2. LOWER SNAKE EIS COMMENTS DRIVE TIMELINE; BIOP DELAYED
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
A flood of comments -- many of them raising "significant issues" -- may
push a Corps of Engineers recommendation on lower Snake River dam
breaching into year 2001.
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3. GORE CHIDED FOR SILENCE ON DAM BREACHING
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Northwest politicians, speaking from pulpits at home and in Washington,
D.C., said this week that their constituents deserve to hear Democratic
presidential hopeful Al Gore's opinion on a divisive regional issue --
whether four Lower Snake River dams should be breached as part of the
effort to restore depleted salmon stocks.
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4. FISH MANAGERS BLAME FLOOD CONTROL ON WATER TROUBLES
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
River operators and fish managers this week wrestled with the
ingredients of a four-part dilemma: Aggressive flood control measures
that have left reservoirs low; cooler weather that has slowed snowmelt
and reduced river flows; a juvenile smolt migration that is reaching a
peak; and the need to refill reservoirs.
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5. BPA 2002-2006 RATE DECISION DUE MONDAY
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Nine months of legalistic jousting over how much Bonneville Power
Administration should charge its electricity customers, and whether
those rates are high enough to cover the agency's fish and wildlife
mitigation responsibilities, ends Monday with the release of final
"record of decision" signed this week by BPA Administrator Judi
Johansen.
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6. STATES BLAST PROPOSED CLEAN WATER PERMIT CHANGES
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Oregon and Washington politicians are opposing a proposal to remove
Clean Water Act permitting exemptions for silviculture operations.
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7. TRIBES REINTRODUCE LAMPREYS INTO UMATILLA BASIN
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Nearly 600 adult Pacific lamprey were released into the upper Umatilla
River and its tributaries May 8 and 9 as part of an experimental
restoration effort by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian
Reservation.
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