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A U.S. District Court judge granted a motion from federal defendants to dismiss a cross-claim by the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association in National Wildlife Federation et al. v. National Marine Fisheries Service et al. [01-640], ruling that the group has no standing. Read More

Charles "Chuck" Sams III was nominated by President Joe Biden to be director of the National Park Service, according to Indian Country Today. Sams is currently an Oregon member of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (CU No. 1990 [7.2]). If confirmed by the Senate, he will serve unde… Read More

In this week’s Bearing Down, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown explains the events that led her to direct the state to join plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking the removal of the lower Snake River dams for the benefit of wild salmon and steelhead. In response to the ­editorial, which originally appeared in… Read More

For your convenience, NewsData has compiled a list of the acronyms we utilize throughout the Clearing Up publication. Read more

The Department of Energy on Aug. 18 proposed unwinding a Trump administration rule to create separate product classes for noncondensing furnaces and commercial water heaters, opening the door to tighter efficiency standards. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Land Management launched a review of the f… Read More