The Pacific Fishery Management Council has recommended reducing impacts of fishing to southern resident killer whales by limiting nontribal commercial and recreational fishing at certain locations off the West Coast in years when Chinook salmon abundance north of Cape Falcon, Ore., falls bel… Read More

Greg Mendonca will join the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative July 19 as general manager, the utility announced. Mendonca has over 15 years of electric utility industry experience in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently VP of power supply for PNGC Power, which he joined in 2006 as a rea… Read More

Susan Ackerman has had a hand in shaping regional energy policy for nearly three decades and is one of the most respected voices in the region. She'll retire from her current role at Eugene Water and Electric Board in July. Clearing Up takes a look at her career, and tosses a few last questi… Read More

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After incorporating feedback and solidifying an organizational structure for the Columbia Basin Collaborative, the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana are inviting tribes, federal agencies and stakeholder groups to select representatives and volunteer for work groups to carry out… Read More

A bipartisan group of 10 senators on June 10 announced agreement on a "compromise framework" for legislation to fund infrastructure and "energy technologies." The group did not spell out details, but one of the Republicans suggested the package would include funding for projects authorized i… Read More