Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: September 2000

GOP Drops Snake River Restriction On Interior Bill

The Seattle Times WASHINGTON – The House approved a $23.6 billion measure for water and energy programs yesterday, steering lawmakers toward a veto fight with President Clinton that each party thinks may help it win the White House.nnRepublicans, meanwhile, also … Read on 

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City 10-Year Pact With BPA

By R.J. Cohn Herald With the volatility of the deregulated energy market a growing concern, the Bonners Ferry City Council decided to solidify its electrical needs for the next decade by signing a 1-year contract with the Bonneville Power Administration … Read on 

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Assessing Kaiser Strike Misses Bigger Question

Bill Virgin Post-Intelligencer The Bruising 23-Month strike at Kaiser Aluminum’s three Washihgton plants is over, and the natural – but erroneous – temptation is to assess who won. Slightly more accurate, but still off the mark, would be to assess … Read on 

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Green Power: Is it ripe for Eastern Oregon?

Solar, wind power too costly for major use By Craig Scott East Oregonian With nearly 200 days of sunny weather a year and lots of wind in Eastern Oregon, solar and wind power might seem like obvious sources of electricity. … Read on 

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Northeasterners Suffer From ‘Power Envy’

By Richard Hensley East Oregonian Northwesterners are so uncool compared to our Northeastern counterparts. We don’t dress in black as much, we don’t whine as much and we, well, we’re just completely out of the loop as far as they’re … Read on 

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Dam Removal Isn’t Your Concern, Eastern Washington Tells Seattle

By Phuong Le Post-Intelligencer Eastern Washington to Seattle: Mind your own dam business. After the Seattle City Council last month unanimously passed a resolution supporting the partial removal of four lower Snake River dams, authorities east of the mountains responded … Read on 

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Army Engineers Say Reservoir Drawdown Deserves No More Study

By Erik Robinson Columbian Calling it too expensive with too littie to be gained for salmon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday recommended no further study of drawing down the largest reservoir on the Columbia River. The corps’ … Read on 

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Lake Tapps’ Importance Questioned

Task force, officials join forces to study lake’s role in area water supplies, cost of preserving lake By Rob Tucker The News Tribune Sumner officials are questioning whether the city would suffer if Lake Tapps disappeared. The Lake Tapps Task … Read on 

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Energy Costs May Have Delayed Effect

Supply hasn’t kept with rapid population growth By Ed Merriman Capital Press Staff Writer SALEM – Irrigators and rural residential customers in Oregon were mostly insulated from this summer’s spikes in wholesale energy costs. “There’s no way those wholesale price … Read on 

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Differing Viewpoints About Bear Lake Told Before Regional Commission

Jim Kimbal, Rolf Esche and Bryce Nielson represented differing interests in the management of Bear Lake at the Bear Lake Regional Commission meeting August 30. Kimbal, who attended FERC hearings in Soda Springs, said the federal agency needs to be … Read on 

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Salmon Protection Issue Heats Up

Politicians and environmentalists lock horns over how to save endangered fish. By Laurence M. Cruz and Mike Madden Statesman Journal Debate flared Thesday in Oregon, Seattle and Washington, D.C. over the future of endangered salmon in the Pacific Northwest. While … Read on 

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Seattle Council Favors Dam Breaching

By Cookson Beecher Capital Press Staff Writer SEATTLE – Citing a legal and moral obligation” to help restore salmon, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution in favor of breaching the four Snake River dams. “We need to have … Read on 

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90 Years Later, Early Bear River Projects Still Work

By Staff Citizen Many projects built along the Bear River 90 years ago are still functioning – even as the demand for a continuous irrigation water supply continues. The modern-day history of the Bear River and its interconnection with Bear … Read on 

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Law Caps PSE’s Profits From Lake Tapps Water Plan

By Doug Sutherland and Jad Shabro The New’s Tribune The proposal by Puget Sound Energy to divert a portion of the Lake Tapps-White River Project water currently used for hydroelectric generation to a potable water supply is both creative and … Read on 

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