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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 21, 2000
July 21, 2000

1. STELLE, FRAMPTON DETAIL NON-BREACHING OPTION
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Clinton administration officials this week said they will not seek
removal of four lower Snake River federal dams to restore endangered
salmon but will continue to study and plan for the option for the next
10 years in case it proves to be necessary to avoid extinction.

The administration's alternative to dam breaching will be ...
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2. ADMINISTRATION STATEMENTS PROMPT SHARP REACTIONS
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The Clinton administration's announcement this week that it would not
seek to tear down Snake River dams to aid endangered salmon was
criticized by both environmental advocates and dam supporters.

National and Northwest environmentalists said the administration's
proposed non-breaching salmon recovery strategy could lead to
extinctions, while Republicans criticized it for leaving the door open
to possible future dam removal.
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3. CRITFC CALLS FED PLAN A BREACH OF TRUST
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
A decision by the Clinton Administration not to proceed with breaching
the four lower Snake River dams ignores scientific research that
supports a free-flowing river as the best way to restore dwindling
salmon runs, Donald Sampson, executive director of the Columbia River
Inter-Tribal Fish Commission said Thursday.
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4. IEAB: BREACHING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS NEEDS WORK
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The extended ruminations over dam breaching's salmon recovery potential
could be time well spent, according to a panel of economists called on
to critique the economic component of the Corps of Engineer's draft
Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study and
environmental impact statement.
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5. COLVILLES STUDY FISH PASSAGE INTO BLOCKED AREA
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The Colville Tribe announced this week that it is taking the first step
in assessing the production potential for salmon and steelhead in the
Columbia River upstream from Chief Joseph Dam -- an area blocked to
upriver fish passage since the late 1950s.

Tribal resource specialists will begin examining salmon habitat on the
river and connected tributaries, in waters on reservation land. The
assessment is intended to help judge the feasibility ...
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6. PANEL APPROVES SALMON TREATY, MITCHELL ACT FUNDS
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The Senate Appropriations Committee this week approved almost $120
million for Pacific Coast salmon programs as part of the FY01
appropriations bill for the departments of commerce, justice and state.

The bill also includes $19 million for Mitchell Act Columbia River
hatcheries for operating costs, construction and replacement of fishways
and irrigation diversion screens on Columbia River tributaries ...
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