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Latest CBB News > Archives > Nov 18, 2005
Nov 18, 2005

COUNCIL ANALYZES COST OF REQUESTED SPILL, FLOW AUG FOR FISH
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
Requested increases in the water spilled at Columbia and Snake river hydro projects next spring and summer and changes in river flows to aid juvenile salmon and steelhead migration in 2006 could cost the region a range from $125 million to $560 million, according to preliminary analysis of impacts on power generation completed by Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff. Read More...  

BILL ENDING FUNDING FOR FISH PASSAGE CENTER CLEARS CONGRESS
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig says he claimed a victory for science and thriftiness Monday when the 2006 Energy and Water appropriations bill cleared Congress containing language he had inserted to cut funding for the Fish Passage Center. Read More...  

FISH COSTS UNCERTAIN; BPA PROPOSES 2007-09 ADJUSTABLE RATES
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
Following a six-month public process on costs in an environment of volatile energy markets and uncertain fish obligations, the Bonneville Power Administration proposes to adopt adjustable wholesale power rates for the 2007-2009 period. Read More...  

MONTANA MAY CONSIDER SEPARATE LAWSUIT OVER FLOW AUG
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
Montana stands to lose plenty in terms of water and impacts on fisheries and recreation if a federal judge goes along with the latest requests in a lawsuit over salmon recovery in the Columbia Basin, state officials say. Read More...  

JUDGE: COLUMBIA RIVER COASTAL CUTTHROAT DON’T NEED LISTING
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge Garr King on Wednesday upheld a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determination that the "Southwestern Washington/Columbia River coastal cutthroat trout" populations do not require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

CONGRESS APPROVES $15 MILLION FOR COLUMBIA CHANNEL DEEPENING
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
An Energy and Water appropriations bill now awaiting President George W. Bush's signature tickets $15 million during fiscal year 2006 for continued work to deepen from 40 to 43 feet the lower Columbia River navigation channel. Read More...  

DREDGING OPPONENTS FILE OPENING BRIEF IN APPEALS COURT
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
Dredging foes this told an appellate court that a federal plan to deepen the Columbia River's shipping channel violates environmental law by understating the activity's potential harm and overstating its net economic benefit. Read More...  

PROPOSAL SEPARATES RAINBOW TROUT FROM STEELHEAD LISTINGS
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
Under an alternative offered for comment last week by NOAA Fisheries, 10 stocks of West Coast steelhead would be listed under the Endangered Species Act without their rainbow trout cousins. Read More...  

BOREHOLE TEMPERATURE ANALYSIS APPLIED TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
A temperature analysis of more than 600 boreholes from throughout the Northern Hemisphere suggests that the Earth's climate may be warming at a higher rate than tree-ring analysis and other methods had led scientists to believe. Read More...  

USFWS PROPOSES CRITICAL HABITAT FOR CANADA LYNX IN NW STATES
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST)
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Nov. 9 published a proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the federally threatened Canada lynx, including nearly 11,000 acres in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and 2,000 acres in Washington's Chelan and Okanogan counties. Read More...  

 

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