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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 22, 2000
Sept. 22, 2000

1. GORTON'S DAM BREACHING RIDER ATTACHED TO INTERIOR BILL
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
An amendment by Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., that would block federal
agencies from further studying proposals to breach Columbia and Snake
river federal dams has been included in Congress' final interior
appropriations bill.

The House-Senate conference committee working on the final FY01 spending
measure voted 9-5 on Thursday to add the one-year funding restriction.
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2. COUNCIL OKS $135 MILLION FISH AND WILDLIFE BUDGET
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council on Wednesday endorsed a $135
million spending package for fiscal year 2001 that pares back a majority
of the more than 200 ongoing fish and wildlife projects and leaves
uncommitted an estimated $7.3 million to answer a variety of anticipated
new funding needs.
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3. COUNCIL MULLS POTENTIAL NEW FY 2001 FUNDING NEEDS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Much of this week's Northwest Power Planning Council program budget
discussion focused not on what was on the table, but on expected "new"
demands for fish and wildlife resources during fiscal year 2001.

The Council on Wednesday recommended that the Bonneville Power
Administration fund $135 million worth of fish and wildlife project
renewals.
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