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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 17 approved transferring the license of the 163 MW Lower Klamath River Hydroelectric Project from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corp. and the states of Oregon and California, advancing a plan to decommission the four dams. Read more

The maximum level of PCBs found in the tissues of resident fish near the Columbia River's Bradford Island are nine times greater than maximum levels in fish living in New York's Hudson River at a site where the toxic chemical was manufactured, according to a recent comparison made by a scien… Read more

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

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

Wild Fish Conservancy is asking a federal judge to find that the National Marine Fisheries Service issued an inadequate biological opinion in 2019 for southeast Alaska commercial Chinook fishing, and wants the judge to prevent the agency from increasing hatchery production until it studies t… Read more