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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Council Approves Habitat Restoration and Hatchery Projects for Funding

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An array of habitat and hatchery projects in the anadromous zone of the Columbia Basin received approval from Council members in April, completing the final set of projects reviewed for funding through the Council’s fish and wildlife program. Read more.

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MAY 10-11: F&W and Power Committee Meetings (Webinar)

MAY 17-18: Council Meeting (Webinar)

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Coronavirus update: The Council will continue holding most meetings virtually. The work of the Council and the RTF will continue remotely, and we encourage people to join our meetings and engage with our staff and members by phone and webinar and email. We will update this as more information becomes available.

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Update on Natural Gas Price Forecast

The war in Ukraine will affect future natural gas prices in Europe, and possibly in the United States including in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.


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Upper Columbia Tribes Receive Over $3 Million from Washington State for Salmon Reintroduction

The funds will go to three member tribes, Colville, Spokane, and Coeur d’Alene, to invest in efforts to restore salmon, revitalize tribal culture, and strengthen the region’s economy. Read more.


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Wholesale Power Market Trends

The Council’s power planning staff is closely monitoring wholesale power markets outside the region, which may be impacted by policy changes such as clean-energy goals. Read more.