Posts Tagged ‘Columbia River’

Six States Join Fray As Backers Attempt to Revive Columbia River Coal Terminal

Washington state’s decision to deny permits to a massive coal export terminal is not going over well with some coal-heavy states and several industry groups. Six Western states and several national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for the proposed terminal on the…

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The Columbia Rolls On – History And Discussion Of The Columbia

A half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada governing hydropower and flood-control operations along the Columbia River needs to be updated to deal with modern-day issues, such as environmental protections. On Tuesday May 8th, a discussion will take place at the Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center featuring John Sirois of Upper Columbia United Tribes…

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Study Says Snake River Dams Could Be Replaced With Renewables

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed an order to spill more water over lower Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled last spring that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must spill more water through spillways, rather than turbines. The National…

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Appeals Court Orders Added Dam Spills To Give Salmon Spring Relief

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed an order to spill more water over lower Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled last spring that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must spill more water through spillways, rather than turbines. The National…

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State Sets Initial Fishing Seasons For Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon

A heavy snow pack last winter made things difficult for returning spring Chinook salmon. But this year, anglers should see a lot more fish and hopefully catches when the season opens in March. Marcus Bellissimo reports. Additional information about fishing rules in effect during the upcoming spring chinook season is posted on WDFW’s website.

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Negotiations On Columbia River Treaty To Start This Spring

Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations this year over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood-control operations along the Columbia River. Lawmakers from across the Pacific Northwest have been pressing the U.S. government to reopen Columbia River Treaty…

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Chelan PUD Gauging Public Input On Orondo River Park Ownership

Orondo River Park – 5 acres along the Columbia River north of Orondo, across from Entiat – is operated for the Chelan PUD by the Port of Douglas County. It features camp sites for tents and RVs, swimming, boating, picnic shelters and more. The Port has asked the PUD to take over ownership and operation…

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