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Latest CBB News > Archives > October 6, 2000
October 6, 2000

1. STATES STALL CHANNEL DEEPENING PROJECT
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Oregon and Washington agencies last week turned down a request by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water quality certification of a
project to deepen the shipping channel through the Columbia River
estuary.

While the denial apparently stops the project for now and sets it back
at least a year, the Corps and state agencies say the project is not
dead.
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2. PORT, CDOG, OTHERS REACT TO STATES' DREDGING DECISION
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Reaction to Washington's and Oregon's denial of water quality permits
for deepening the Columbia River estuary ranged from proposed
celebrations in Astoria to a belief in Portland the process will still
work.

"Please pinch me, I might be dreaming," said Peter Huhtala, executive
director of the Columbia Deepening Opposition Group in Astoria.
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3. ENERGY, WATER SPENDING BILL INCLUDES DREDGING FUNDS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The Senate gave final approval Monday to a $23.6 billion energy and
water spending bill, which includes $5.5 million for the Columbia River
channel deepening project.

The vote was 57-37, short of the 67 needed to override the veto that
White House officials have vowed because the bill would block the Army
Corps of Engineers from implementing a plan to alter the flow of the
Missouri River. The House passed the FY01 energy and water
appropriations measure last week, 301-118.
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4. STATES, OTHERS WANT MAJOR CHANGES IN FED RECOVERY PLAN
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Columbia Basin states, tribes and others have all pointed out what they
see as major flaws in two draft federal salmon recovery documents
designed to ensure survive of 12 salmon and steelhead species listed
under the federal Endangered Species Act.
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