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Council Blasts Trump Administration Proposal To Force BPA To Sell At Market Rates, Sell Transmission System; ‘Detrimental Schemes’

April 2nd, 2020

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has written a letter to the Northwest congressional delegation objecting to proposals by the Trump administration to force the Bonneville Power Administration to sell electricity at market rates rather than its cost of generation and also sell the federal high-voltage transmission system, which BPA operates.

EPA Loses Again In Ninth Circuit, Must Move Forward On Setting Temperature Limits For Columbia/Snake River, Or Appeal To Supreme Court

April 2nd, 2020

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s challenge that asked the court to rethink and rehear its decision that calls on the agency to move ahead in setting temperature limits for the Columbia and Snake rivers to protect salmon and steelhead.

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Covid-19: 13 Northwest Members Of Congress Seek Extension Of Comment Period On Draft EIS For Columbia/Snake River Dams; Corps Concludes Phone Comment Meetings

April 2nd, 2020

Thirteen members of the Northwest congressional delegation, all Democrats from Washington and Oregon, asked the federal government this week to extend the comment period on the draft environmental impact statement on Columbia/Snake River dams until 30 days after the Covid-19 public health emergency is over.

Covid-19: Idaho Fishing Continues With Social Distancing; Montana Closes Fishing Piers, Group Sites; Corps, USFWS Issue Closures; NOAA Looks At Impacts On Fishing Industries

April 2nd, 2020

As of this week, Idaho Fish and Game has not closed any fishing or hunting seasons in response to Covid-19, and the department is providing guidelines in accordance with Gov. Brad Little’s orders for social distancing at least six feet apart, including while fishing and at access sites and boat ramps.