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2010-02-18 09:00:00

Historic Klamath River agreements resolve decades of disputes, are models for collaborative solutions WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's official. After years of negotiations, American Rivers will join Interior Secretary Salazar, Oregon Governor Kulongoski, and California Governor Schwarzenegger today to sign historic agreements to mount an unprecedented restoration effort on the Klamath River, one of America's greatest river systems. In what will be the world's biggest...

2010-01-11 14:15:00

CARMEL, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Congressman Sam Farr joined California State Senator Abel Maldonado, California State Assemblymember Bill Monning, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Simon Salinas, California Secretary of Natural Resources Michael Chrisman, representatives from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and several state agencies including the California Public Utilities Commission and California State Coastal Conservancy...

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2009-03-09 09:45:00

A federal judge said on Friday that the federal agency in charge of saving salmon in the Columbia River Basin from extinction should have a plan in place to remove dams on the lower Snake River if necessary, the AFP reported. There has been a long running dispute over how to balance energy and utility needs in the Columbia Basin with salmon and steelhead populations. U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden said he has not eliminated the possibility that the hydroelectric dams could come...

2008-11-13 18:00:11

PacifiCorp said Thursday it had reached an agreement with state and federal officials that could lead to eventual removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The agreement in principle sets up a process through which the dams will presumably be transferred to the federal government, which could then begin the process of having them torn down. The four dams provide electricity and irrigation water to customers in the California-Oregon border region. At the same time, they also impede salmon...

2008-09-25 15:00:29

By WALTER GRIFFIN; OF THE NEWS STAFF WINTERPORT - Residents have set in motion the possibility that Atlantic salmon could one day spawn along the Marsh Stream. Residents voted overwhelmingly at a special town meeting Tuesday to rescind a consent agreement that prevented John Jones, owner of the West Winterport Dam, from removing the dam and opening the waterway to spawning species of fish, such as salmon and herring. Town Manager Phil Pitula said Wednesday the consent agreement among...

2008-09-15 15:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON In 1999, a federal proposal to declare the Atlantic salmon in eight Down East rivers an endangered species sparked an outcry and prolonged challenge by the governor, the state's congressional delegation and several Maine industries. What a difference nine years make. Earlier this month, a proposal to extend the same federal protection to salmon in three much bigger rivers - the Penobscot, the Kennebec and the Androscoggin - got a far different response. "We need to...

2008-09-04 15:00:17

The federal government has loudly touted and helped to fund a historic project to remove dams on the Penobscot River. So it is an odd time for the government to move ahead with plans to expand the endangered species designation for Atlantic salmon to include the Penobscot, Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers. At a time when cooperative conservation is favored over government mandates and the state and nation need more renewable energy, including hydroelectricity, expanding the endangered species...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Walter Griffin, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 18--WINTERPORT, Maine -- The Town Council has agreed to hold a special town meeting on the unresolved matter of the West Winterport Dam. Town Manager Phil Pitula said Thursday the council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to schedule a meeting later this year. He said the meeting would offer residents the opportunity to review the situation with the dam on Marsh Stream and vote on whether they want to maintain the town's legal connection to it. The...

2007-09-06 12:06:48

CARBONTON, N.C., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Restoration Systems, L.L.C., an environmental restoration and mitigation firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, has reported an extraordinary occurrence in Central North Carolina's lazy and historic Deep River. The Cape Fear shiner, a federally Endangered Species thought to be headed for extinction, has repopulated nearly ten miles of the restored river following the company's 2005 removal of the Carbonton Dam. (Photo:...


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