"I have effectively killed the project in its present form,"
Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wa., said when explaining how the Senate Interior
Appropriations bill dramatically changes the course of the Interior Columbia
Basin Ecosystem Management Project, the largest federal land management
effort ever undertaken in the United States.
Gorton, chairman of the Interior Appropriations subcommittee, wants
the project halted now and the information already gathered turned over
to federal …