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Latest CBB News > Archives > December 13, 2002
December 13, 2002

1. BPA URGES COUNCIL TO TAKE LEAD IN CUTTING FISH PROJECT COSTS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A tidal wave of invoices expected during fiscal year 2003 has the potential to push spending in the Northwest Power Planning Council's fish and wildlife program some $41 million, at minimum, beyond the $139 million cap set by the program's funding agency, the Bonneville Power Administration. Read More...  

2. COUNCIL HEARS FOR AND AGAINST ON PROPOSED FLOW AUG CHANGES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Those testifying Tuesday evening attempted to pull Northwest Power Planning Council members in opposite directions -- some saying the panel's draft mainstem amendment follows a proper biological and economic course and others saying it ignores both legal and scientific bounds. Read More...  

3. COURT INJUNCTION HALTS LOWER SNAKE RIVER DREDGING PLAN
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A Seattle-based U.S. District Court judge on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting navigation channel dredging on the lower Snake River that was scheduled to begin on Dec. 15.

Both sides in the lawsuit agree that the injunction effectively scuttles dredging for the season.
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4. AGENCIES AGREE TO SWEEPING FISH PLAN FOR GRANDE RONDE
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Tribal, state and federal agencies have agreed to a diversified approach that would use captive brood and conventional hatchery practices to sustain salmon runs in the Grande Ronde Basin of northeastern Oregon.

"All in all, we'd like to see runs restored to harvest levels," said Dave Johnson, manager of the Nez Perce Fisheries Program, "but the program also illustrates the highly unusual actions we would take to try to keep salmon runs from disappearing."
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5. POWER COUNCIL COUNSELS BPA ON ROLE IN NW POWER FUTURE
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Nearly every utility, power supplier, environmental group and government agency has an idea about the role the Bonneville Power Administration should play in the Northwest's power future.

This week, the Northwest Power Planning Council took all the comments it had heard during almost four months of public input and put together its own views.
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