The Bonneville Power Administration this morning (Sept. 18) released
a set of principles for future funding of fish and wildlife mitigation,
including the recovery of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead listed under
the Endangered Species Act.
In setting fish and wildlife costs for the 2002-2006 rate period, Bonneville
will use a "planning range" of $438 million to $721 million a
The range is intended to "keep the options open" for the most