Legislation Proposed to Block Court Orders on BiOp and Spill

(08/09/17)

A bill introduced June 29 by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) would keep the current Federal Columbia River Power System BiOp until 2022.

The 2008-2014 biological opinion, or recovery plan, was due to expire at the end of year, but federal District Judge Michael Simon overturned the BiOp in May 2016 because, he said, it failed to protect Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead runs.

The judge gave the federal government an additional year--until...........................


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