The Wild Fish Conservancy filed notice on Jan. 9 it intends to sue the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service for authorizing what it calls an overharvest of Chinook salmon in the southeast Alaska troll fishery. The group claims the NMFS-approved harvest threat… Read More

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Jan. 14 elected Richard Devlin, of Oregon, to be the Council's new chair in 2020, replacing Jennifer Anders, who chaired the Council through 2019. Devlin has served as vice chair for the past year, a post that will now be filled by Montana's Bo… Read More

The Washington State Supreme Court invalidated the majority of Gov. Jay Inslee's Clean Air Rule, which aimed to cap greenhouse gas emissions by major emitters, as well as from indirect emitters such as fuel distributors and natural gas companies whose fuels would be burned by consumers. Read More

The Department of Energy finalized a "process" regulation on Jan. 15 it said would streamline rulemakings for energy-efficiency standards, but the rule is likely to face litigation from opponents. Meanwhile, the Trump administration's proposed rule revising tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions … Read More