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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 15, 2000
Sept. 15, 2000

1. NW DELEGATION, FEDS AIR VIEWS ON RECOVERY PLANS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Three days of hearings before two Senate subcommittees this week
provided the first public forum for a direct exchange of views on the
Clinton administration's salmon recovery plan between top federal
officials and their strongest critics in the Northwest congressional
delegation.
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2. GOVERNORS, POWER COUNCIL TAKE CASE TO CONGRESS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and representatives of other Northwest
governors and the Northwest Power Council this week went to Washington,
D.C., to seek a greater role for states in salmon recovery.

They testified at a Senate hearing, and Kempthorne met with two Cabinet
members about the issue -- Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta and
Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt. Kempthorne was accompanied by Idaho
Attorney General Al Lance.
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3. SCIENTISTS SAY NMFS' BIOP LACKS COLLABORATION
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
State and tribal fisheries scientists told Congress on Thursday that the
National Marine Fisheries Service failed to collaborate with them on its
draft biological opinion for endangered Columbia Basin salmon.

Testifying on the last of three days of Senate hearings on the Clinton
administration's salmon plan, four officials said collaboration ended in
late 1998 and early 1999 when NMFS abandoned the PATH process.
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