Funding for an experimental plan to relocate 20,000 salmon-eating Caspian
terns received the conditional approval Thursday of the Northwest Power
Planning Council despite doubts about whether electric ratepayers’ should
be bearing the entire financial burden.
The Council decided to draft a letter recommending that $235,000 from
its 1999 direct fish and wildlife program budget be allocated to address
the emergency request. But Council members from the four Northwest states
made sure …