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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 2, 2002
August 2, 2002

1. NMFS SAYS BIOP IMPLEMENTATON LARGELY ON SCHEDULE
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Plans and actions taken by key federal agencies to implement a 10-year Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead recovery program are -- for the most part -- on schedule to meet the first major benchmark in the plan -- a major 2003 evaluation, the National Marine Fisheries Services announced Tuesday. Read More...  

2. PROPONENTS TOUT CHANNEL DEEPENING'S ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
There was no middle ground this week as members of the public got their first chance to express their opinion about an updated $156.2 million proposal to deepen the lower Columbia River's shipping channel to accommodate the deeper draft vessels that are becoming more common in maritime trade. Read More...  

2. PROPONENTS TOUT CHANNEL DEEPENING'S ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
There was no middle ground this week as members of the public got their first chance to express their opinion about an updated $156.2 million proposal to deepen the lower Columbia River's shipping channel to accommodate the deeper draft vessels that are becoming more common in maritime trade. Read More...  

3. SENATE BUDGET PANEL APPROVES FUNDS FOR CHANNEL DREDGING
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A Senate committee has approved $5 million in federal construction funding for the controversial Columbia River shipping channel deepening project, even as it undergoes a new round of public hearings.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced the $5 million was included in the FY2003 energy and water development appropriations bill, which was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 24.
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4. COUNCIL MEMBER BREAKS WITH KITZHABER; REFUSES TO RESIGN
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Oregon Northwest Power Planning Council member John Brogoitti lashed out this week -- saying agriculture and other natural resource industries in the state are suffering as a result of Gov. John Kitzhaber's agenda.

The outburst -- delivered in a Monday press release -- earned Brogoitti more than a censure from the man that appointed him to the Council. The governor's top natural resource adviser, Louise Solliday, on Tuesday asked Brogoitti to deliver his resignation by the end of the day.
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5. SENATE PANEL APPROVES $32 MILLION FOR WALLOWA PROJECT
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday approved a bill by Oregon's senators to authorize up to $32 million in federal funding for repair of the privately owned Wallowa Lake Dam and for water conservation and fish restoration in the watershed.

The bill, S. 1883, by Gordon Smith, R-Ore., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., both members of the committee, is opposed by the Bush administration because the northeastern Oregon dam is owned by local irrigators.
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