Tag Archives: Columbia River

Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

State regulators propose to fine the city $40,200 for discharging 263,670 gallon of untreated wastewater in 2018 Source: Pamplin Media Group – DEQ: Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

Millennium still fighting for permits, despite long odds for coal terminal

Millennium Bulk Terminals is still fighting for its proposed Longview coal project, even though the legal odds are heavily stacked against it. So the company was in court again Tuesday, appearing before the state Court of Appeals to challenge the state’s denial of a shorelines permit for the $680 million project. Source: Millennium still fighting […]
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Wyoming, Montana Seek Supreme Court Ruling on Coal Exports

Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington State’s denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal exports. The coal-producing Rocky Mountain states argue the denial violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits states from impeding trade between one another and […]
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Trump signs law to upgrade living conditions for tribes along river

Eighteen of the 31 tribal fishing sites along the Columbia River have an urgent need for upgrades. Some currently don’t have water safe enough for drinking. Source: Trump signs law to upgrade living conditions for tribes along river

Trump signs law to upgrade living conditions for tribes along Columbia River

Eighteen of the 31 tribal fishing sites along the Columbia River have an urgent need for upgrades. Some currently don’t have water safe enough for drinking. And after three years of debating, the federal government is now authorized to finally provide much-needed maintenance and sanitation services at 31 tribal fishing sites along the Columbia River. […]
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Court orders EPA to write temperature control plans for Columbia, Snake

A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a long-overdue plan to lower water temperatures for endangered fish in the Columbia and Snake rivers. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to intensify the ongoing debate over breaching four Lower Snake River dams in Eastern […]
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Dams focus of federal court ruling, draft state report

Hope is to boost salmon. A federal court ruling last week mandating a salmon protection plan related to warm river temperatures caused by dams could impact ongoing salmon recovery efforts on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Source: Dams focus of federal court ruling, draft state report | News | dailyastorian.com

Federal court ruling expected to affect salmon conservation

A Dec. 20 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals mandating a salmon protection plan was related to warm river temperatures caused by dams on the Snake River. Source: Federal court ruling expected to affect salmon conservation

Steelhead closure extended on Columbia River

Oregon and Washington state fishery managers announced Monday they are extending a steelhead fishing closure on the Columbia River. Fishing for steelhead will be closed upstream of the McNary Dam to the Oregon and Washington state line through March 31. This closure expands on conservation measures that have been in place since July to protect […]
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Some leaking diesel fuel from train reaches Columbia River

The state of Washington says some diesel fuel spilled into the Columbia River as it leaked from a BNSF train along nine miles of track through the Tri-Cities area. The state Department of Ecology estimates that 200 gallons spilled along the tracks from Pasco to Finley, including nine gallons spilled into the Columbia River as […]
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