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Report Concludes Habitat Above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams Could Support Salmon and Steelhead

A delegation of upper Columbia tribal members views the nearly completed Grand Coulee Dam. Photo: UCUT Tribes

The report from the Upper Columbia United Tribes completes the first phase of a three-phase strategy in the Council’s 2014 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program to assess the potential for reintroduction. Read more.

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The New Normal for Electricity Markets Conjures Bad Memories; Forewarned, Will We Be Better Prepared?

Act now to be ready for summer and winter demand peaks in light of coal plant retirements and state polices limiting carbon emissions, experts advise. Read more.