The Army Corps of Engineers’ budget
for Columbia River salmon mitigation would be reduced to $70 million for
FY2000, under a Senate appropriation bill approved in committee this week.
The spending level, which is $30
million below the Clinton administration’s request, was included in the
energy and water appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations
Committee on Thursday. Last year, Congress appropriated $95 million for
the program.
The committee said the …

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