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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 1, 2000
Sept. 1, 2000

1. COLUMBIA CHANNEL DEEPENING BIOP REVERSED
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A plan to deepen the Columbia River channel from Portland to the ocean
was put on hold last week when the National Marine Fisheries Service
reversed its "not likely to jeopardize" biological opinion on the
project in order to reopen a consultation process with the Army Corps of
Engineers.

Some hope NMFS' reversal dooms the $196 million channel dredging
project, while others believe the decision will, at most, delay it.
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2. BPA AVOIDS ANOTHER POWER EMERGENCY
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration skirted another power emergency last
week that could have affected salmon recovery operations at Columbia and
Snake river dams, but at a cost for energy that was four to five times
higher than normal.
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3. COUNCIL MULLS POTENTIAL BIOP INFLUENCE
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A draft federal hydrosystem biological opinion released last month
ventures into new territory and leaves, at least at this point, blurry
lines of funding responsibility, according to Northwest Power Planning
Council staff members.
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4. GROUPS URGE NWPPC TO TAKE BREACHING STANCE
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Conservation groups and individuals on Wednesday asked the Northwest
Power Planning Council to take up the pro-dam breaching cause as part of
its amended Columbia Basin fish and wildlife program.

Breaching of four Lower Snake River hydroelectric dams "is the most
viable solution" to give impetus to salmon recovery efforts, Karie
Korporaal said during a public hearing on the Council's draft amendment
to its fish and wildlife program. "You need to take a stand."
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