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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 27, 2005
May 27, 2005

. JUDGE STRIKES DOWN FEDS’ 2004 SALMON BIOP FOR HYDROSYSTEM
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 (PST)
For the second time in four years, U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden has struck down the federal government's plan for assuring that the Columbia/Snake river federal hydrosystem doesn't jeopardize the survival of 12 salmon and steelhead stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

JUDGE REDDEN’S REASONING RESTS ON FOUR KEY POINTS
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 (PST)
In Thursday’s ruling, U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden sided with the coalition of 15 fishing and conservation groups, led by the National Wildlife Federation, and the state of Oregon in all of their key challenges to the 2004 biological opinion for the federal Columbia River hydropower system. Read More...  

GOVERNORS MEETING WITH FEDS TO DISCUSS SALMON/HYDRO PLAN
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 (PST)
Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire met Thursday with Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and federal officials to discuss a court ruling that says the Bush administration's plan for operating hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin violates the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

TRIBES, BPA CUSTOMERS LAUD AND LAMENT REDDEN’S RULING
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 (PST)
Tribal interests and hydropower customer representatives were alternately elated and deflated by the news that basic elements of the federal government's Columbia/Snake salmon protection plan had been deemed by a judge as "arbitrary and capricious" and illegal under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

RECENT WET WEATHER HELPS, BUT SNOWPACK STORY STILL GRIM
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 (PST)
A surge of rain across much of the Columbia River basin in recent weeks has improved the immediate water supply prospects for farmers, hydropower producers, fish and other users though a rapidly declining snowpack will likely leave that tank empty by midsummer. Read More...  

REQUEST TO INCREASE SPILL FOR FISH AT JOHN DAY DAM REJECTED
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 (PST)
State and tribal salmon managers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, were denied Wednesday their request to ramp up daytime spill levels at John Day Dam, but dam operators did agree to extend a previous spill plan that is intended to improve survival of spring chinook juveniles passing the hydroproject. Read More...  

HATCHERY RELEASE INTO GRANDE RONDE PART OF RECOVERY PLAN
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2005 (PST)
Fishery managers released the first hatchery-reared fall chinook salmon into the Grande Ronde River Monday and Tuesday with the hope they'll both help recover the threatened species and, eventually, contribute to fisheries. Read More...  

 

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