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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 8, 2000
Sept. 8, 2000

1. GORTON RIDER BLOCKS FUNDING FOR BREACHING STUDIES
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., this week announced he will seek to block
funding for federal agencies to further study the option of breaching
Columbia and Snake river dams to restore salmon.

In a Senate floor speech on Wednesday, Gorton said he would add the
funding restriction to the interior appropriations bill for FY2001.
Gorton chairs the Senate interior appropriations subcommittee.
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2. NMFS REGIONAL CHIEF STELLE RESIGNS POST
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The federal government's top regional salmon recovery official has opted
for the private life, leaving his job little more than a month after his
and other federal agencies unveiled their sweeping plan for restoring 12
Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead runs listed under the Endangered
Species Act.
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3. HATCHERY SPACE SOUGHT FOR METHOW SURPLUS EGGS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A summer-long battle by tribes and a local citizens group to find a home
for surplus hatchery spring chinook salmon and their progeny entered a
new phase this week with Washington Sen. Slade Gorton promising funds to
avert "destruction" of those fishes' eggs and challenging ESA guardians
to rethink genetic rules.
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