PENDLETON, OR-At a Senate subcommittee field hearing Tuesday, river
users and agricultural interests endorsed Oregon Republican Sen. Gordon
Smith’s legislation mandating that an industry-oriented advisory group
be included in the Three Sovereigns pact or any other "memorandum
of agreement" regarding management of the Columbia/Snake River Basin.
But representatives of federal agencies, tribes, the state of Oregon
and the sportfishing industry expressed skepticism that …