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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 12, 2002
July 12, 2002

1. CORPS REVISES CHANNEL DEEPENING COSTS, BENEFITS
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released this week a revision to its 1999 economic analysis of the costs and benefits of deepening the Columbia River shipping channel by three feet. While the Corps calculated lower shipping benefits than in its 1999 report, it also revised downwards the cost of dredging the channel. Read More...  

2. JUDGE: EPA MUST CONSULT WITH NMFS ON PESTICIDE EFFECTS
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
A federal judge in Seattle ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the effects of 55 pesticides on Northwest salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

3. IDAHO FLOW AUGMENTATION WATER USE MURKY
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
The Bureau of Reclamation said that it can deliver this summer to Snake River dam reservoirs owned by Idaho Power Company only about two-thirds of the water required to augment river flows in the lower Snake River. Read More...  

4. PUBLIC TURNS OUT TO TALK ABOUT CONDIT DAM REMOVAL
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
Some called the process rigged. Others -- including attorneys hired by two Washington counties -- said any approval of a water quality certification application related to the removal of Condit Dam would almost certainly be illegal. Read More...  

5. MAINSTEM SUMMER CHINOOK FISHERY EXPANDED
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
Expectations for 2002's summer chinook salmon return to the Columbia River have been downgraded slightly but the banner run is still affording tribal and non-Indian fishers opportunities that they haven't enjoyed in decades. Read More...  

6. HOUSE PANEL APPROVES 'SOUND SCIENCE' ESA BILL
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
Endangered species listings, jeopardy opinions and related major decisions by federal agencies would be required to undergo scientific peer review under a bill approved Wednesday by the House Resources Committee. Read More...  

7. CBB INTERVIEW: ROD SANDO, NEW CBFWA CHIEF
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
Rod Sando, the new executive director of the Portland-based Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, has stepped into his new position amid a world of change -- for the organization, and for the basin's recovery and enhancement effort as a whole. Read More...  

 

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