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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 17, 2005
June 17, 2005

FEDS, BPA CUSTOMERS ASK APPEALS COURT TO STAY SPILL ORDER
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
The federal government, and purchasers of federal power, this week asked the Ninth Circuit of Appeals to immediately stay a lower court mandate that says spill must commence next week at four Lower Snake River hydro projects to facilitate passage of migrating juvenile fall chinook salmon. Read More...  

SPILL PLAN AIMS TO AVOID VIOLATION OF STATE GAS CAP STANDARDS
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
Federal Judge James Redden’s order last week that federal agencies begin spilling water for fish on June 20 at Lower Snake River dams did not mention a key limiting factor – gas bubble disease. Read More...  

NEW NOAA POLICY DETAILS HOW HATCHERY FISH WILL FIT IN LISTINGS
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries on Thursday issued the final policy it will use when considering the status of hatchery produced fish in the agency's determination of whether particular fish stocks will require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

JUDGE REJECTS CHALLENGE TO COLUMBIA CHANNEL DEEPENING
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez Wednesday rejected environmentalists’ legal challenge to the federal government’s plan to deepen by three feet the Columbia River from the estuary to Portland. Read More...  

PINNIPED PROBLEM: STAYING LONGER, EATING MORE SALMON
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
An increasing number of hungry, opportunistic pinnipeds – seals and sea lions – are arriving at Bonneville Dam earlier each year, staying longer, and eating more salmon. Read More...  

UPPER COLUMBIA SUMMER CHINOOK HARVEST FIRST IN 40 YEARS
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
The first non-tribal commercial fisheries in 40 years that specifically target Upper Columbia summer chinook salmon were approved this week by the Columbia River Compact. Read More...  

COUNCIL GIVES CONGRESS REPORT ON PROPOSED HATCHERY REFORMS
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
Fish hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin need clearly defined goals, better integration with wild fish production and better coordination among the numerous fish-production programs, according to a report approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week for transmission to Congress. Read More...  

BIG TURNOVER IN KEY SCIENCE REVIEW PANELS BRING NEW MEMBERS
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
Long-familiar personalities moved to the background this week with the appointment of six new members to the Independent Scientific Review Panel -- the largest turnover in the nine-year history of the group that reviews fish and wildlife projects as well as offering advice on other issues to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

FERC OKS PGE, TRIBES AS LICENSE HOLDERS FOR DESCHUTES DAMS
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PST)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week formally made Portland General Electric and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs the joint license holders for the largest hydroelectric project totally inside the boundaries of Oregon. Read More...  

 

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