Panelists took different paths to reach the same point Wednesday ·
that the Northwest Power Council must move beyond the "soft tasks"
it now undertakes if it is to play a lead role in regional fish and wildlife
and power decisions.
The Council, created by the Northwest Power Act of 1980, began an effort
earlier this summer to redefine its role. The release of a discussion paper,
"The Role of the Northwest Power Planning Council," was intended
to prompt …