A call for comments on prospective Columbia River governance options
drew a wide range of opinions. Now the four Northwest governors and their
staffs will have to decide to what practical use, if any, those opinions
will be applied.
Some suggest the U.S. government, with Canada, should have total control
of river management decisions. Others desire an increase in the states’
authorities. Some say those with the largest economic stake should have
the most input in river governance. …