The Bonneville Power Administration has released for public discussion
its proposed “planning range number” — $440 million to over $700 million
a year — for post-2001 fish and wildlife funding.
The range is based on 13 scenarios for the Columbia/Snake River mainstem
and an “adjusted schedule” that delays implementation of the drawdown scenarios
by three years, thereby reducing costs for the 2002-2006 subscription period.
Tribes and environmentalists have expressed concern about …