Once again, the day on which regional participants were to have
signed a memorandum of agreement that would officially establish the Columbia
River Basin Forum came and went without ceremony.
Although the first scheduled signing date was in mid-November,
then put off until this Wednesday (Dec. 16), representatives of states,
federal agencies and Basin tribes vowed that Jan. 29, 1999, would be the
drop-dead date for signing the MOA.
Oregon and Washington, all nine …