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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 22, 2001
June 22, 2001

1. FERC ADOPTS 'SOFT' PRICE CAPS FOR WESTERN STATES
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Federal energy regulators this week for the first time adopted a
comprehensive solution to skyrocketing Western energy prices by imposing
temporary "soft caps" on wholesale electricity sales in 10 states.

The plan fell short of critics' demand for cost-of-service based rates
but appeared to halt for now a move to pass legislation in the Senate
that would require the agency to impose them ...
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2. COUNCIL REPORT PREDICTS LITTLE EFFECT FROM SPILL REDUCTION
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Reducing spill at federal hydrosystem projects below levels outlined in
a National Marine Fisheries Service biological opinion would have
"negligible" impacts on migrating Snake River fall chinook salmon
juveniles, according to a preliminary Northwest Power Planning Council
staff issue paper released for public comment June 13.
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3. BPA OFFERS DRAFT FISH RECOVERY IMPLEMENTATION PLAN EIS
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The clock began ticking today (June 22) on a process that will allow the
Bonneville Power Administration and its administrator better take a
"comprehensive, consistent and unified approach" toward its
responsibility to fund the multiple Columbia Basin fish and wildlife
recovery efforts.
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4. GROUPS CHALLENGE CORPS' DECISION ON CLEAN WATER ACT
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Environmental groups have filed a motion to compel the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers to comply with a U.S. District Court order that the agency
must show how it will meet Clean Water Act standards when operating
lower Snake River dams.
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