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June 10, 2005

REDDEN ORDERS MORE SUMMER SPILL; COST PEGGED AT $67 MILLION
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
Rejecting suggestions that it is not the court's role to make such decisions, U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden announced Friday that he would order the U.S. Corps of Engineers to spill water for fish passage this summer at federal hydro projects on the Columbia/Snake river mainstem where the collection and transportation of young salmon has historically been the emphasis. Read More...  

FED EXECS CONCERNED ABOUT RULING; STRESS COLLABORATION
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
Following U.S. District Court Judge James Redden's decision today to order additional spill at federal dams, federal executives in charge of the Federal Columbia River Power System expressed concern that the ruling "provides no guarantee for the improvement of salmon stocks, and it could make things worse, at an enormous cost to the region." Read More...  

VIEWS ON SALMON RECOVERY, ESA AIRED AT CLARKSTON HEARING
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
Members of Congress heard two contrasting views on salmon recovery, dam breaching and the Endangered Species Act Monday ( June 6) but also said they saw and heard room for compromise. Read More...  

LOWER SNAKE DREDGING EIS RELEASED; JUDGE TO RULE BY OCTOBER
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released its final environmental impact statement justifying its plan to clear sediment from the federal navigation channel and berthing areas at certain public port facilities on the lower Snake and Clearwater rivers in Washington and Idaho. Read More...  

SLIGHT SURGE OF SPRING FISH RETURNS ALLOWS MORE SPORT FISHING
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
A relatively thin but steady stream of salmon passing the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam has pushed up the overall forecast of the 2005 upriver spring chinook adult return and allowed on June 4 the reopening of a mainstem sport fishery that has been closed since late April. Read More...  

NW REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS URGE APPEAL OF REDDEN RULING
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
Citing concerns about salmon protection, water, energy prices and the regional economy, a group of Northwest Republican lawmakers last week urged an appeal of the recent federal court ruling that invalidated the 2004 Biological Opinion governing endangered fish recovery in the Columbia and Snake River Basins. Read More...  

NW REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS URGE APPEAL OF REDDEN RULING
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
Citing concerns about salmon protection, water, energy prices and the regional economy, a group of Northwest Republican lawmakers last week urged an appeal of the recent federal court ruling that invalidated the 2004 Biological Opinion governing endangered fish recovery in the Columbia and Snake River Basins. Read More...  

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY REPORT CRITIQUES SCIENCE IN BIOP
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
A federal salmon protection plan thrown recently into legal limbo by a federal judge was ripped again last week, this time in a report released by fishery managers and scientists. Read More...  

NOAA’S ESA SALMON, STEELHEAD ‘STATUS REVIEW’ LIKELY DELAYED
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
Endangered Species Act listing determinations due next week for 27 West Coast salmon and steelhead stocks will likely be delayed, according to officials for the federal agency carrying out the status reviews. Read More...  

MONTANAN BRIAN LIPSCOMB NAMED CBFWA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 (PST)
Montanan Brian Lipscomb has accepted the position of executive director of the Portland-based Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, pledging to continue the good work of the organization that aims to build consensus among the region's federal, state and tribal fish and wildlife managers. Read More...  

 

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