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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 29, 2000
Sept. 29, 2000

1. GORTON DROPS ANTI-BREACHING RIDER FROM SPENDING BILL
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
In the face of a presidential veto threat, Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash.,
on Thursday agreed to drop his spending bill rider to prohibit studies
of federal dam removal in the Columbia Basin.

The one-year funding restriction was added last week to the final FY01
interior appropriations bill by a vote of 9-5 by the House-Senate
conference committee.
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2. HOUSE SPENDING BILL INCLUDES DREDGING MITIGATION FUNDS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a final FY01 spending
bill that includes $4.5 million to improve fish habitat and water
quality in the lower Columbia River.

The restoration of 1,550 acres of wetland and riparian habitat at
Shillapoo Lake, Wash., and elsewhere would mitigate for the impacts of
the Army Corps of Engineers' project to lower the Columbia River
shipping channel by three feet, to 43 feet.
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3. WASHINGTON STATE EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER COUNCIL PLAN
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A draft Northwest Power Planning Council program amendment pays too
little attention to looming Endangered Species Act mandates and aims to
delve inappropriately into state and local watershed and land use
arenas, according to comments submitted last week by Washington state
agencies.
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