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Latest CBB News > Archives > Oct. 8, 2004
Oct. 8, 2004

NINTH CIRCUIT UPHOLDS CORPS IN LOWER SNAKE CLEAN WATER CASE
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 (PST)
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers was not "arbitrary and capricious" when concluding that the "operations" of the four Lower Snake River dams do not contribute to water temperature violations under the Clean Water Act and Washington State water quality laws. Read More...  

BPA SAYS THIS YEAR SEES RECORD CATCH OF NORTHERN PIKEMINNOW
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration said this week that there was a record catch of northern pikeminnow this year, saving 2.5-3.5 million juvenile salmon. Read More...  

CONSERVATION GROUPS FILE BRIEF IN LOWER SNAKE DREDGING CASE
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
"Species already facing the specter of extinction can ill-afford another cumulative insult," according to conservation groups asking for a U.S. District Court order to stop planned dredging this winter of the shipping channel in the lower Snake River. Read More...  

CHANNEL DEEPENING APPROPRIATION STALLED IN CONGRESS
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
An appropriations bill that would fund work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Columbia River shipping channel by three feet stalled in the U.S. Senate this week. Read More...  

MANAGERS SET POSSIBLE FINAL FISHING OUTINGS FOR SEASON
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
Oregon and Washington managers on Oct. 1 set the terms for what well could be the final Columbia River mainstem tribal and non-Indian commercial fishing outings of the season targeting, primarily, fall chinook and coho salmon. Read More...  

DOCUMENT COMPARES ACTIONS BETWEEN 2000 BIOP AND 2004 DRAFT
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
Federal officials this week released a draft document intended to help the public better understand the “relationship and differences” between actions proposed in NOAA Fisheries’ new draft biological opinion for the federal hydropower system and the 2000 BiOp. Read More...  

UMATILLA TRIBES FILE INTENT TO SUE DOE OVER HANFORD ISSUES
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy notifying it that the tribe intends to sue the DOE on issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Read More...  

CUTTING EDGE NASA PROJECT PART OF UMATILLA RIVER TMDL WORK
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
Satellite imagery and floodplain-well monitoring have developed a two-dimensional computer model to measure the impact of shallow groundwater on temperatures in the upper Umatilla River in Eastern Oregon. Read More...  

GROUPS SAY THEY WILL SUE OVER BULL TROUT HABITAT DESIGNATIONS
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 (PST)
The groups who successfully sued to have the bull trout listed under the Endangered Species Act today filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue challenging the federal government decision’s to reduce critical habitat designations for the threatened bull trout. Read More...  

 

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