Oregon Republican Sen. Gordon Smith intends to be an "activist"
chairman of a subcommittee that will play a key role this year in Columbia
River Basin power and fish restoration issues.
The Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and
Power will pursue "oversight of the 1999 Decision," Smith said
in an interview this week with The Columbia Basin Bulletin.
Smith said he expects the subcommittee to conduct several hearings related
to the …