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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 22, 2007
June 22, 2007

JUDGE STRESSES NEED FOR LEGAL BIOP, APPROVES EXTENSION
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 (PST)
Critics say a budding new federal plan to avoid jeopardizing salmon and steelhead impacted by the Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem represents mostly status quo strategies that have previously been declared legally deficient under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

STUDIES SHOW HIGH TOXIN LEVELS IN BASIN FRESHWATER FISH
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 (PST)
Toxic chemicals banned decades ago continue to linger in the environment and concentrate in the food chain threatening people and the environment, according to three recent studies by the Washington Department of Ecology. Read More...  

BRIEFS DEBATE METHOD OF GROUPING WILD SALMON POPULATIONS
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 (PST)
Has the federal government erred by grouping wild salmon populations under Endangered Species Act listings that, because of their geographical separation, have little chance of kinship? Read More...  

OREGON HOUSE PASSES COLUMBIA WATER WITHDRAWAL BILL
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 (PST)
The Oregon House on Thursday night passed the so-called “Oasis” bill, which would draw a total of 495,000 acre-feet of water a year for 25 years from the Columbia River to help farmers in Eastern Oregon increase crop production. Read More...  

RESEARCH SHOWS FLATHEAD BASIN FISH MOVEMENT INTO CANADA
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 (PST)
When the westslope cutthroat spawners were captured and surgically fitted with radio transmitters on the Flathead River between Columbia Falls and Kalispell this spring, state researchers had no idea where they’d swim to. Read More...  

MARINA UPGRADE HARMS PEND OREILLE KOKANEE RESTORATION
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 (PST)
A marina upgrade project this spring dealt a blow to a multi-million dollar effort to restore kokanee salmon populations on north Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille, wiping away 15 percent of the wild fry produced this year. Read More...  

 

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