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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 27, 2003
June 27, 2003

1. JUDGE RULES BIOP STAYS IN PLACE DURING ONE-YEAR REVISION
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit that successfully challenged a federal Columbia River basin salmon protection plan on Wednesday failed in their attempt to have the strategy taken off the books while its legal shortcomings are addressed. Read More...  

2. STATES, WITH CONDITIONS, GIVE APPROVAL TO CHANNEL DEEPENING
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The states of Oregon and Washington this week issued the approvals, albeit conditional, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to proceed with a $133.6 million project to deepen 103 miles of the Columbia River navigation channel from the Pacific Ocean to Portland. Read More...  

3. CRAPO HEARING FOCUSES ON BIOP REWRITE, COLLABORATION
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The head of federal salmon recovery efforts in the Pacific Northwest pledged this week to consult state and tribal officials on what changes need to be made to the 2000 biological opinion on the Columbia Basin federal hydropower system to satisfy a recent court decision rejecting the salmon recovery plan. Read More...  

4. HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS APPROVES SLIGHT INCREASE FOR INTERIOR
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The House Appropriations Committee this week approved a $19.6 billion interior spending bill for Fiscal Year 2004 that includes money for culvert removal and other fish passage improvements on federal land, mass marking of hatchery fish, Elwha river dam removal and various other Northwest salmon restoration programs. Read More...  

5. GROUPS TO SUE OVER SLOW PACE OF DELISTING PETITION ACTION
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Four citizens groups say they will sue the federal government to force action on their request to have nine Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead stocks dropped from the Endangered Species Act list. Read More...  

 

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