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2010-06-01 23:01:00

Report features 25 years of endangered rivers success stories WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Rivers today released its most anticipated report of the year, America's Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2010. The 25th anniversary edition of the report spotlights ten rivers facing the most urgent threats, and also features key endangered river success stories from the past two decades. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) The number one river...

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...

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...

2008-07-04 06:00:46

SkyWest Airlines has announced that it will launch United Express service between San Francisco, California, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, in partnership with Klamath Falls Airport, effective July 7, 2008. The airline will operate two daily round-trip flights between San Francisco (SF) and Klamath Falls. Mike Thompson, vice president of market development at SkyWest, said: "This new service launches SkyWest's first partnership with Klamath Falls, and we are pleased to provide a quality...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

By Anonymous Chinook salmon off the coast of California and most of Oregon are safe this year from commercial and recreational fishermen. The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to cancel the fishing season to reverse the catastrophic disappearance of the fish. Too few fall-run salmon came back to spawn in the Sacramento River and its tributaries last fall. The council also recommended that sport and commercial fishing be sharply curtailed off the Washington coast. It's the first lime...

2008-04-09 18:00:00

SEATTLE -- Key advisers pushed Tuesday for a near-complete closure of the Pacific Ocean salmon fishery off the Oregon and California coasts, leaving room only for extremely limited commercial trolling and sportfishing. The Pacific Fishery Management Council's informal vote late Tuesday stopped short of a complete shutdown. But it left no doubt that the 2008 season would be struck to record lows. Driving the drop is the collapse of Sacramento River chinook, a run vital to open-ocean fishing...

2007-12-10 09:01:04

Wind power generator PPM Energy, a unit of Iberdrola Renovables, has completed the purchase of the 506MW Klamath cogeneration plant from the city of Klamath Falls. The combined-cycle combustion turbine plant is located in southern Oregon. The initial purchase agreement for the Klamath plant was announced in September 2007. The company said that since then, regulatory approvals have been obtained, operating permits have been transferred and the municipal revenue bonds issued by the city to...


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