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Top Stories: Sen. Peter Courtney Wants $200M For Upgrades To Schools, Tribes Protest Water Holdings

Aug. 20, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Headlines for Wednesday, Aug. 20: Sen. Peter Courtney announces a plan to spend $200 million on seismic upgrades to schools, Native American tribes protest against the Bureau of Reclamation's decision to withhold water from the Trinity and Klamath rivers, and more.

Environment | Water

Senators Introduce Bill To Authorize Upper Klamath Basin Agreement

May 21, 2014 9:22 p.m.

U.S. senators from Oregon and California have introduced legislation aimed at restoring the Klamath Basin and reforming the way water is distributed in this arid region that straddles the states.

Environment | Communities

NW Tribes Are Leading The Way In Climate Adaptation

Nov. 1, 2013 9:39 p.m.

While President Obama tries to return his administration's focus to climate change, several Northwest tribes are leading the way in adapting to the challenges of warming average temperatures.

Environment | Communities

Wyden: Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Costs Too Much

June 21, 2013 10 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden revealed little about plans to approach the water conflict in the Klamath Basin in a Senate committee roundtable Thursday. He called an $800 million restoration deal for the Klamath "unaffordable."

Environment | Water

Interior Concludes Best Choice For Klamath Is Dam Removal

April 4, 2013 8:30 p.m.

The federal government is recommending that all four aging hydroelectric dams should be removed from the Klamath River in southern Oregon and Northern California to help struggling wild salmon runs, and nearly $1 billion should be spent on environmental restoration.

Environment | Communities

Feds To Release Key Studies on Klamath River Dam Removal

Sept. 14, 2011 6 a.m.

Last year, farmers, tribes, and fisherman in the Klamath River basin reached a settlement agreement with the utility PacifiCorp to remove four of its dams on the Klamath River. But Congress and the Secretary of the Interior must authorize the agreement before March of 2012.


ACLU Files Suit Against TriMet Over Salmon Ad

Feb. 20, 2008 2:45 p.m.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against TriMet Wednesday, saying the transit agency violated the constitution by rejecting an advertisement.

Environment | Water

Court Orders Forest Service To Regulate Gold Mining In Salmon Streams

June 1, 2012 11 p.m.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Forest Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it approved a number of mining operations on the Klamath River in 2004. The ruling applies to salmon streams throughout the West, where suction dredge mining claims will now be harder to work.

Environment | local

Ratepayers Will Pay For Removal Of PacifiCorp's Klamath Basin Dams

May 9, 2011 2:29 p.m.

A California regulator will allow energy company PacifiCorp to charge ratepayers extra to remove four of its dams in the Klamath River basin.

Environment | local

California Commission Approves Removal Of Four Southern Oregon Dams

May 6, 2011 4:06 p.m.

A California regulator will allow energy company PacifiCorp to remove four of its dams in the Klamath River basin.

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