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Reducing Carbon Emissions From the Northwest Power System

7th Power Plan modeling indicates region can reach EPA goals with energy efficiency, natural gas-fired generation, and planned coal retirements. Read more.

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OCT 12 : Power Committee Meeting

OCT 12-14 : Council Meeting, Vancouver, Washington

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After 87 Years, Salmon Return to the Shoshone-Paiute Reservation

This summer, for the first time since 1928, salmon swam in the Owyhee River on the Duck Valley Reservation of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, and tribal members fished for them – some using traditional wooden fishing spears.

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Once Dredged For Gold, The Yankee Fork is Making a Comeback

A multi-disciplinary team working to rebuild spring Chinook salmon and steelhead runs in the Salmon River reported on their impressive progress repairing the damage done by decades of dredge mining.

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Idaho Power Company Honors Council Power Planning Director Tom Eckman

Eckman was presented with a plaque honoring his work on the company's energy efficiency advisory board. Idaho Power representative Pete Pengilly noted Eckman's expertise and humor, and thanked him for his 12 years of service.

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