Many of the Drawdown Regional Economic Workgroup studies evaluating
economic impacts of drawdown or breaching the four lower Snake River dams
are behind schedule.
Several of the schedules have slipped because parts of the DREW study
rely on the results of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s PATH report,
which itself is behind schedule. A report on PATH’s 1998 activities is
due next month.
Other studies are simply dealing with difficult issues that take time
and are slowing …