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The Northwest Power and Conservation Council released a draft of its annual report to Northwest governors on costs of the Fish and Wildlife Program incurred by BPA in fiscal year 2021. The Council voted to release the draft on March 15, which is open to public comment through April 15. Read More

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council expressed appreciation for Public Affairs Director Mark Walker, who is retiring after 26 years in that position. Council Chair Guy Norman said Walker came to the Council from Washington, D.C., in 1996, where he had worked for Sen. Mark Hatfield (R… Read More

Westwide collaboration and coordination, particularly on wholesale markets and transmission, are crucial for a cost-effective, reliable decarbonized future for the regional power system, according to the closing panel at a recent virtual conference. The panelists discussed governance as a ce… Read More

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

As fishery managers go through the annual process of allocating salmon harvests, both in the ocean and throughout the Columbia Basin, they're predicting that much improved Pacific Ocean conditions will offer up somewhat better returns for many salmon and steelhead runs this year compared to … Read More

A federal appeals court on March 16 stayed a lower court order that had blocked the Biden administration from using its social cost of carbon figures in regulatory actions, including rulemakings. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed revising a downwind emissions rule, incl… Read More