A U.S. District Court judge granted an unopposed motion by the National Marine Fisheries Service to stay all proceedings in Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. National Marine Fisheries Service, et al. [19-487] until May 1, 2020, or after a new BiOp for management of Pacific coast fis… Read More

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced 29 ­appointees to his Climate Solutions Control Council on July 22. Bullock formed the council July 1 to develop a plan by June 2020 to lower Montana’s greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare the state for the effects of climate change (CU No. 1909 [9.2])… Read More

A brief in last week’s issue on Senate passage of a bill to require compensation for the Spokane Tribe of ­Indians (CU No. 1911 [11.4]) included an incorrect amount compensated to the Colville Tribes in 1994. The tribe received $53 million for past use of its land, not $53,000 as stated. We … Read More

A story in the previous issue (CU No. 1911 [14]) on the proposed construction of a 720 MW small modular nuclear reactor consisting of 60 MW ­modules ­inadvertently said the cost of one module was $2.9 ­billion. That was, in fact, the cost for the entire 12-module build-out. We regret the error. Read More

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After more than a year of work, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on July 19 released a draft 2020 addendum to its 2014 Fish and Wildlife Program and scheduled a series of public hearings throughout the region to get feedback on the document. Read More