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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

2019 Columbia River Basin Salmon and Steelhead Runs Should be Better than 2018, Agencies Predict


Twice as many salmon and steelhead are predicted to return to the Columbia River Basin in 2019 as returned last year, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho state fish biologists reported at the Council’s March meeting. Read more.

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Gas Prices Spike in Response to Late Winter Cold Spell and Pipeline Constraints

A late winter cold spell and natural gas infrastructure constraints contribute to high gas and electricity prices in the Northwest.

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As More States Become Eligible, Competition for Funding for Invasive Mussel Watercraft Inspections Could Increase

While federal funding to inspect watercraft entering the four Northwest states is secure for 2019, beginning in 2020 a dozen more states will be eligible.

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Registration Opens for September International Columbia River Conference

The conference in Kimberley, British Columbia, will address key issues including the Columbia River Treaty and climate change, and is being co-hosted by the Columbia Basin Trust and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

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