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Latest CBB News > Archives > November 3, 2000
November 3, 2000

1. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STAKE OUT DAM DIFFERENCES
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The two major party candidates for president have staked out sharply
differing positions on the environment, including specifically the proposal to tear down four dams on the lower Snake River to save salmon.

But Green Party standard-bearer Ralph Nader has drawn some environmental support away from Gore in the Northwest by taking a harder line against commercial logging and suggesting he would consider dam breaching ...
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2. CANADA PROJECT SHOWS SUCCESS AT WATERSHED RECOVERY
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A successful British Columbia watershed restoration project that
improves stream structure and habitat, adds nutrient pellets and
increases smolt survival could provide a lesson in how similar streams
in the Northwest can be restored to help increase runs of salmon now
listed as endangered.
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3. IDAHO REPORT CLAIMS FLOW AUGMENTATION UNJUSTIFIED
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A report produced by Idaho agency officials and researchers says that
federal studies used as justification for Lower Snake River flow
augmentation do not hold water.

Flow augmentation, called for in existing and proposed federal
hydrosystem biological opinions, is drawn from Idaho reservoirs created
for irrigation, recreation and other uses ...
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4. CONGRESS APPROVES FUNDING FOR COLUMBIA ESTUARY
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A $40 million federal program to improve salmon habitat the Columbia
River estuary and Tillamook Bay has won final congressional approval.

Legislation to authorize $7 billion in Army Corps of Engineers water
projects passed the House today (Friday), 312-2. The Senate gave its
approval on Tuesday by unanimous consent, and President Clinton is
expected to sign the bill ...
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5. SENATE APPROVES SALMON RECOVERY SPENDING BILL
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The Senate has given final approval to an annual spending bill that
would provide some $170 million for West Coast salmon recovery,
primarily in the Northwest.

President Clinton is expected to veto the measure over unrelated
provisions, however. With the Senate having recessed this week, Congress
won't take up a modified version until after Tuesday's election. A lame
duck session is scheduled to begin on Nov. 14.
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6. RIVER OPERATORS OFFER OVERVIEW OF DIFFICULT YEAR
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Year-round monitoring, flood control, use of Dworshak Reservoir for
temperature control and power system emergencies were the high points of
the Technical Management Team's review of this year's river operations.
It gave its annual review to the policy-making Implementation Team this
week.
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7. COUNCIL DELAYS 'HIGH PRIORITY' FUNDING REQUEST
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
At the request of fish and wildlife managers and hydropower customers,
the Northwest Power Planning Council has delayed putting into writing
its desires for a fish and wildlife program budget expansion for the
current fiscal year.
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