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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 28, 2000
July 28, 2000

1. FEDS UNVEIL BASINWIDE RECOVERY STRATEGY
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
A hatchery system "overhaul" and short-term habitat improvement actions
aimed at reaping quick salmon survival benefits are key to a Columbia
Basin salmon recovery strategy outlined in draft form Thursday by
federal officials.

The draft plan, which a top White House officials says will "clearly
cost hundreds of millions" more to implement than is currently being
spent on recovery efforts, does not include dam breaching ...
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2. TRIBES BASH 'NO-BREACH' PLAN, HINT LITIGATION
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
A Thursday morning session with a top Administration official produced
little satisfaction for Columbia Basin tribes who insist federal salmon
recovery plans miss a major mark by forestalling a decision to breach
four hydroelectric projects on the Lower Snake River.

"Today I was obliged to deliver the message to Mr. George Frampton,
representing the White House, that the federal decision not to breach
the lower Snake River dams is a purposeful and conscious decision to ...
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3. BIOP CALLS FOR INCREASED FLOWS, IMPROVED PASSAGE
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
A new biological opinion for the Columbia River Basin federal hydropower
system calls for increased flows to get more water into rivers, improved
spill and passage for juvenile salmon as they travel through the dams
and more work at the dams to improve fish passage.

It also addresses improved management of flow, spill and operations of
the Columbia River hydro system ...
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4. NW DELEGATION, OTHERS REACT TO BIOP, ALL-H PLAN
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Northwest members of Congress attacked, defended or expressed skepticism
about federal agencies' new Columbia Basin salmon recovery plan.

Washington state Republicans strongly criticized the Clinton
administration for leaving the door open to breaching the four lower
Snake River dams, while deferring a decision on that option for another
five to 10 years ...
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5. NW GOVERNORS PROPOSE OWN RECOVERY STRATEGIES
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The four Northwest governors revealed their strategy for salmon recovery
this week, which focuses on those areas where they agree and leaves dam
breaching to another forum.

By releasing the plan now, the governors say they hope to begin moving
the region toward recovery of salmon and steelhead listed under the
Endangered Species Act ...
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6. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE RELEASES RESIDENT FISH BIOP
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
A biological opinion that governs hydropower operations to protect bull
trout and white sturgeon listed under the Endangered Species Act was
released this week at the same time federal agencies released a BiOp and
All-H paper for endangered salmon and steelhead.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the draft BiOp on Thursday for a 60-day public review. It applies to bull trout ...
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