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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 9, 2002
August 9, 2002

1. ECONOMISTS REVIEW CORPS' CHANNEL DEEPENING NUMBERS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A panel of economists handpicked by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and meeting this week in Portland, Ore., determined that the agency's economic analysis of the Corps' $149 million project to deepen the Columbia River shipping channel by 3 feet overall is reasonable and prudent. Read More...  

2. MONTANA, IDAHO OFFER VIEWS ON CHANGING MAINSTEM OPERATIONS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Northwest Power Planning Council members from Idaho and Montana say they are willing to accept -- with qualifications -- a federal document's prescriptions for running the Columbia-Snake federal hydrosystem as a baseline for the Council's own fish and wildlife program mainstem strategy. Read More...  

3. ISRP MAKES PREMINARY MAINSTEM/SYSTEMWIDE RECOMMENDATIONS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A list of 104 systemwide and mainstem fish and wildlife project proposals have started down the final gauntlet in the Northwest Power Planning Council' "rolling provincial review" funding approval process, with only 14 passing muster in an initial technical review by the Independent Scientific Review Panel. Read More...  

4. EPA REPORT SHOWS RISK OF TRIBAL MEMBERS EATING FISH
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Northwest tribal members eat six to 11 times more fish than the national average and that could have a detrimental effect on their health, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that found higher than acceptable levels of pollutants in migratory and resident fish caught in areas of the Columbia River Basin where tribal members fish. Read More...  

5. SENATE PANEL NIXES BUSH SPENDING INCREASE FOR BASIN SALMON
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Already behind schedule, implementation of the Columbia Basin salmon recovery plan would slip further under an annual federal funding bill recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Read More...  

 

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