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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 27, 2002
Sept. 27, 2002

1. KLAMATH SALMON DIE-OFF PROMPTS WATER RELEASE
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Coastal commercial salmon fishermen and conservation groups were joined by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California, Thursday in filing papers in U.S. District Court that challenge the federal government's ten-year plan for managing irrigation in the Klamath River Basin.

The plan leaves migrating salmon high and dry, according to the groups.
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2. FATE OF BPA'S BORROWING INCREASE STILL UNCERTAIN
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A $1.3 billion federal loan to the Bonneville Power Administration for future transmission line construction and improvements is uncertain of winning congressional approval this year.

Meanwhile, the House Appropriations Committee has criticized the Northwest Power Planning Council for not doing a better job of scrutinizing BPA's construction, power plant acquisition and other capital funding projects, in general, and its original $2 billion borrowing increase proposal, in particular.
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3. BPA 'FINANCIAL CHOICES' PUBLIC REVIEW ENDS MONDAY
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The public will get its last chance next week to tell the Bonneville Power Administration face to face what it thinks about the financial choices the agency will need to make to overcome up to a $1.2 billion projected deficit through 2006.

BPA has been meeting with its customers and the public since July to discuss a list of five routes it could take to cut the deficit. All but one includes a rate increase.
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4. ENERGY CONFEREES HAGGLE OVER HYDRO RELICENSING REFORMS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Senate energy bill negotiators this week proposed federal hydropower relicensing reforms that environmental groups charged would favor utilities at the expense of fish. Read More...  

 

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