John Hairston will take over as new chief operating officer at BPA following the retirement of Janet Herrin on Sept. 30, the agency announced Sept. 24. Hairston has worked at BPA for 28 years, most recently as the agency’s chief administrative officer. With Hairston shifting to COO, Robin Fu… Read More

New technologies developed by Whooshh Technologies and Natel Energy hold many promises for both adult and juvenile fish passage at hydroelectric projects, while at the same time increasing the potential for more carbon-free generation. Are the wheels of change too slow to take advantage? Read More

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Although NOAA Fisheries’ annual memo on the survival rates of juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating through the Snake and Columbia river dams this year is still preliminary, some members of the Columbia River Technical Management Team want to know whether the data will be used to examine t… Read More

BPA moved a step closer to joining the Western EIM on Sept. 26, by signing an implementation agreement with the California ISO that will allow the agency to further consider participating in the market. Read More

Seventeen states, including six in the West, filed suit on Sept. 25 to contest the Trump administration’s revision of rules for implementing the Endangered Species Act. Meanwhile, the conflict between California and the Trump administration escalated again as Environmental Protection Agency … Read More