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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 3, 2004
Dec. 3, 2004

WITH BIOP, NOAA RELEASES DETAILED RESPONSES TO COMMENTS
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries this week released detailed responses to comments on the new biological opinion for protected Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead issued Tuesday. Read More...  

CORPS TAKING LOOK AT WHETHER CHANNEL DEEPENING CAN BEGIN
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is analyzing whether the 2005 domestic spending bill approved by Congress includes enough money to allow the Columbia River channel deepening project to move forward this summer. Read More...  

CORPS EVALUATES PERMIT APPLICATION TO REMOVE CONDIT DAM
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating a permit application from PacifiCorp to remove the Condit Dam located on the White Salmon River in White Salmon, Wash. Read More...  

NOAA ISSUES REDUCED CRITICAL HABITAT FOR NW ESA-LISTED FISH
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries this week released a proposal that would scale back by more than 80 percent -- from a previous designation -- the amount of in-stream and estuarine habitat it considers “critical” to the conservation of 13 populations of federally protected salmon and steelhead in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Read More...  

BIOP REACTION: SOME APPLAUD, OTHERS SAY IT’S NOT ENOUGH
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 (PST)
Columbia River basin residents with a stake in the region's salmon restoration effort remained at opposite poles regarding the value of a new federal plan to assure that hydrosystem operations do not push fish stocks to extinction. Read More...  

FEDS RELEASE NEW BASIN BIOP; LEGAL CHALLENGE PROMISED
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 (PST)
Federal officials on Tuesday announced a package of Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem operations and off-site fish mitigation actions that they feel will both ward off the extinction of protected salmon and steelhead and parry potential legal thrusts like those that forced a December 2000 strategy to be rewritten. Read More...  

LEWIS RIVER DAMS LICENSING PLAN INCLUDES NEW SALMON HABITAT
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 (PST)
A relicensing plan for four Lewis River dams that will re-open up to 174 miles of potential Columbia River Basin salmon habitat was signed this week by negotiators representing utilities, tribes, federal and state resource agencies, three counties and environmental groups. Read More...  

MILLIONS FOR COLUMBIA BASIN INCLUDED IN FY2005 SPENDING BILL
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 (PST)
The $388 billion domestic spending bill for Fiscal Year 2005 approved by Congress Nov. 20 includes tens of millions of dollars for efforts related to Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife mitigation. Read More...  

CORPS EVALUATES PERMIT APPLICATION TO REMOVE CONDIT DAM
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating a permit application from PacifiCorp to remove the Condit Dam located on the White Salmon River in White Salmon, Wash. Read More...  

OREGON GOVERNOR MAKES NEW APPOINTMENT TO POWER COUNCIL
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski this week announced that he will appoint State Sen. Joan Dukes, D-Astoria, to serve on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

Upon Senate confirmation, Dukes will fill the seat on the Council currently held by Gene Derfler, whose term expires January 15, 2005.
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