The long-awaited draft EIS for the Columbia River System Operations (CRSO) will soon be completed and released. As a reporter, I want to be prepared for this important document. What’s in the final EIS and subsequent Record of Decision will have a big impact on the future of the region. It m… Read more

Harkening back to its success in getting support for federal legislation to remove sea lions preying on endangered Columbia Basin fish, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission approached the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Feb. 11 seeking a similar collaboration to addres… Read more

The Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, individual tribes and nonprofit groups are objecting to Idaho Power's settlement offer, which would use some of the measures from its settlement agreement for a water quality certification as articles f… Read more

A plan to combat climate change released by the Washington Department of Natural Resources calls for increasing the use of state lands to develop renewable energy and accelerating salmon and orca recovery efforts as part of a larger effort to curb carbon emissions, increase carbon sequestrat… Read more

A double-tanker truck overturned on Oregon’s Highway 22 on Feb. 16, spilling 7,871 gallons of fuel, some of which seeped into the North Santiam River—a tributary of the Willamette River—about 60 miles east of Salem, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reported. Oregon and the U.S.… Read more