The State of Washington notified U.S. District Judge Michael Simon on April 19 that it does not intend to participate as intervenor-defendant in a long-running lawsuit over Columbia River System Operations, and asked instead to become an unaligned amicus curiae, or friend of the court. Read more

With the focus on identifying and protecting cold-water habitat that will become too warm for fish in the summer under climate change, scientists at Oregon State University and NOAA Fisheries worry a significant portion of vital warmer habitat also needing protection is being ignored. Read more

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has selected Ginny Burdick, a Democratic state senator representing Portland, to replace Richard Devlin on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The nomination requires confirmation by the Oregon Senate, where Burdick has served since 1996. According to her bio… Read more