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Latest CBB News > Archives > Oct.7, 2005
Oct.7, 2005

REDDEN: MAKE BIOP COMPLIANT OR COURTS WILL ‘RUN THE RIVER’
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden today (Friday) mapped out a detailed strategy for rewriting the federal government's Columbia River Basin hydrosystem salmon protection plan that includes step-by-step participation by "sovereign entities" -- the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington and treaty tribes. Read More...  

SALMON RECOVERY’S FUTURE: COLLABORATION OR COMBAT?
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
The future of Columbia/Snake river salmon restoration efforts drew comments ranging from gentle encouragement to threats Wednesday during closing exchanges at a Boise conference. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE SENDS $1 BILLION DEBT PAYMENT TO U.S. TREASURY
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
Despite the sixth below average water year in a row, the Bonneville Power Administration paid the U.S. Treasury $1.088 billion for fiscal year 2005, which ended Sept. 30. Read More...  

. KEMPTHORNE LAMENTS RECOVERY PROGRESS, HARVEST PRACTICES
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
Idaho's governor this week said regional interests needed to put the spurs to the federal government to produce a realistic salmon recovery plan and rein in commercial fishing practices that he says are blunting recovery efforts. Read More...  

CONFERENCE PANEL DISCUSSES SALMON RECOVERY’S ‘DUELING DATA’
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
The financially embattled Fish Passage Center became the focal point of a discussion this week about why different scientists can analyze the same information and, as is often the case in Columbia River basin fish and wildlife arguments, come up with different conclusions. Read More...  

TRIBES SOLICIT SEN. MCCAIN’S SUPPORT FOR FISH PASSAGE CENTER
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
The chairs of four Columbia River basin tribes with treaty-reserved fishing rights this week sent a letter supporting continued operation of the Fish Passage Center to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Read More...  

BPA UPDATES ‘WHITE BOOK’ ON REGION’S POWER SUPPLY, DEMAND
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
An updated edition of BPA's Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources "White Book" reflects the expanding role of independent power producers in meeting the region's demand growth now and in the future. Read More...  

ISRP OFFERS RETROSPECTIVE ON BASIN FISH PROJECTS, 1997-2005
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
The Independent Scientific Review Panel's "Retrospective Report: 1997-2005" says that the scientific rigor of Columbia River basin fish and wildlife projects is much improved as the result of a years-long give-and-take between them, project sponsors, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and others in the region. Read More...  

COMMERICAL GILLNETTERS GET ANOTHER CRACK AT FALL CHINOOK
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
The Columbia River Compact on Monday gave non-Indian commercial gillnetters the green light to pursue another slice of their allowed "impacts" on the river's upriver bright fall chinook salmon run. Read More...  

ARCTIC ICE THINNING CREATED BY TOO MUCH SUMMER OPEN WATER
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 (PST)
As researchers announced last wee the lowest amount of ice cover in more than a century in the Arctic, the fourth consecutive year of record and near-record lows, two polar scientists at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory say they believe a tipping point has been reached. Read More...  

 

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