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August 13, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH PROMISES FUNDING FOR COLUMBIA DREDGING PROJECT
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 (PST)
President Bush visited the Port of Portland in Oregon today and announced his support for the proposal to deepen 104 miles of the Columbia River Channel -- from the mouth of the Columbia River to Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. Read More...  

FERC ORDERS FISH STUDIES, CONSULTATIONS ON HELLS CANYON DAMS
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 (PST)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered the Idaho Power Company to complete 14 additional fish and wildlife studies to supplement its application to relicense the Hells Canyon Complex of dams. Read More...  

SUBBASIN PLANNING: NEXT STEP IS ANALYZING WEALTH OF COMMENTS
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff sequestered themselves in a Portland conference today to sort through huge mounds of public and Independent Scientific Review Panel comments and decide what next steps must be taken to usher nearly 60 draft subbasin plans "across the finish line." Read More...  

SHOULD COUNCIL PROGRAM HELP PAY FOR HYDROSYSTEM “OFFSETS”?
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 (PST)
The Montana delegation on Thursday suggested that, in the future, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's fish and wildlife program should in some way share the financial risk when costly measures are taken in the federal hydrosystem in response to NPCC requests. Read More...  

COMMERCIAL FISHERY CUT BACK DUE TO FIRST 3 DAYS’ IMPACTS
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 (PST)
The Columbia River Compact on Wednesday decided to call off a Thursday/Friday commercial fishery on the lower Columbia River mainstem after a review of the first three days' fishing showed "impacts" were climbing faster than anticipated. Read More...  

COUNCIL APPROVES $1.2 MILLION FOR EUGENE HABITAT PROJECT
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Thursday unanimously approved the $1.2 million expansion of a habitat acquisition project near Eugene, Ore., despite concerns of the Montana members about the cost per acre and a perceived skirting of capitalization/crediting issues. Read More...  

MARINE SCIENTISTS CONCERNED ABOUT COASTAL ‘DEAD ZONE’
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 (PST)
For the second time in three years, a hypoxic “dead zone” has formed off the central Oregon Coast.

It’s killing fish, crabs and other marine life and leading researchers to believe that a fundamental change may be taking place in ocean conditions in the northern Pacific Ocean.
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COURT SETTLEMENT CREATES COLUMBIA RIVER ESTUARINE FUND
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 (PST)
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are
requesting proposals for conservation and restoration projects that will be funded with
$1.3 million in community service payments from polluters.
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JUDGE SAYS LISTINGS WILL STAND PENDING REVISED HATCHERY POLICY
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 (PST)
A District of Columbia-based U.S. District Court judge in a Tuesday order dismissed most of the legal arguments underpinning a challenge to four West Coast salmon listings but delayed, at the federal government's request, consideration of whether the listings violate the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

 

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