The Columbia River Treaty: A Once-in-a-Generation Chance to Get This Right

Adding the health of the river as a treaty purpose is not an attack on power production or flood management. Rather, it recognizes that river health is of comparable value for us today.

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EPA Seeks Less Science in Regulatory Development

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is needlessly threatening our health and environment by seeking to limit the types of research that can be used to develop environmental policy.

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Salmon and Steelhead Get Bad News from DC

The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 3144, also known as the Salmon Extinction Act. The bill enshrines Snake and Columbia river and dam management practices that federal courts have twice found to be inadequate to save the fish from extinction.

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Salmon and Steelhead in Idaho Need Your Voice!

House Bill 3144 may be on the House floor schedule the week of April 23. This bill is wrong for Idaho’s endangered steelhead and salmon; it would work against all the hard work and court decisions aimed at saving them from extinction.

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We Can Have Reliable Electricity and Healthy Salmon

Using the same industry standard tools and data that BPA uses, a new study shows that investing in energy conservation and leveraging low cost energy sources will make the region’s electricity system much more reliable.

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Appeals Court Upholds Crucial Spill for Idaho’s Salmon

A federal appeals court this morning upheld dam operations measures designed to help prevent extinction of Idaho’s salmon and steelhead.

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Idaho Legislature Commemorates Wild Rivers with Bipartisan Support

Resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of river protection in Idaho and across the country.

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Idaho’s Water and Electricity — The Story Is Changing

To celebrate World Water Day today, I decided to focus this month’s Energy News on how Idaho’s water story is historically intertwined with our electricity system. But the times are changing.

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Should the CWA Protect Against Pollution from Groundwater?

Mark Ryan provides insight on the EPA’s consideration of whether the Clean Water Act should cover pollution not directly discharged into rivers and streams.

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Second Rail Bridge on Lake Pend Oreille: More Is Not Better

“Build it and they will come.” This ominous saying suggests that Idahoans need to take a closer look at BNSF’s proposal to install a second rail bridge across Lake Pend Oreille.

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