Nor'wester 2005

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Issue # Date

Highlights

236 December 20, 2005 Judge Redden orders summer spill, no additional flow for 2006
Dredging begins on the Lower Snake and Clearwater Rivers
2005 was a good year for salmon returns in the Columbia
Register for the 2006 Mission to Washington
235 December 1, 2005

Power Council projects high costs of spill and flow proposal
Section 214 extension is signed by the President
FY2006 Energy & Water approps conference report passes Congress, signed by President
Cargo security bill introduced by Senator Patty Murray
PNWA staff activities
Upcoming conferences
Employment opporuntity

234 November 8, 2005

Congress completes Corps funding talks; good news for Columbia River jetties
Plaintiffs file motion for 2006 river operations in Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion case
Washington Governor Gregoire criticizes flow proposal
Judge Redden cancels evidentiary hearing
Summer spill report released by federal agencies

233 October 27, 2005

Corps awards Snake River dredging contract
FY2006 Energy & Water Appropriations bill conference stalled
Steamship Operators honor PNWA
Northwest Congressmen hold salmon survival meetings
New Board of Directors elected during our Annual Meeting 2006 PNWA policy statements available on the web

232 October 18, 2005

PNWA’s Legislator of the year award goes to U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Newly elected President of PNWA
WRDA Section 214 extension passes Senate
Judge Redden issues order on BiOp remand, interim operations decision process
Port of Toledo welcomed as newest PNWA member
Annual Meeting a great success

231 October 4, 2005

WRDA Effort in the Senate
Rep. Pombo’s ESA Reform Bill passes House
Judge Redden Rules on BiOp Remand, Sets Stage for Interim Operations Debate
The Dutra Group Welcomed as Newest PNWA Member
Final Registration Days for PNWA Annual Meeting

230 September 29, 2005

Continuing Resolution (CR) on the Move
FY 2006 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill May Move Soon
Debate over Corps Funding Heats Up in Wake of Katrina
More Reasons Why You Should Register for the Annual Meeting
Terry Flores Named Director of Northwest RiverPartners

229 September 26, 2005

Appropriations Update: Continuing Resolution (CR)
BiOp Lawsuit Update
Rep. Pombo’s ESA Reform Bill Passes House Committee
Congressman DeFazio Speaks Out on Failing Oregon Jetties
Northern Star Natural Gas Welcomed as Newest PNWA Member Last Week to Register Before Rate Increases
Job Announcement: Manager of the Port of Umpqua District

228 September 13, 2005 Two Member Ports Receive Homeland Security Grant
Snake River Dredging Lawsuit Settlement a Win for Navigation
Northwest Response to Katrina and Ripple Effects on Water Projects Legislation
Channel Deepening Lawsuit Appealed
Don’t wait! Early Registration for PNWA Annual Meeting ends October 2nd!
227 July 27, 2005

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals makes ruling on spill
Federal agencies, four states present draft agreement on river operations
Fish Passage Center debate heating up
Change of Command for the Portland District of the Corps
Change of Command for the Northwest Division of the Corps
Capitol Hill notes
PNWA staff activities

226 July 14, 2005 Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) overwhemingly passes the House
Four Northwest Governors support navigation, Snake River dredging
225 July 12, 2005

Senate passes E&W Appropriations, includes language addressing Minimum Dredge Fleet
WRDA scheduled for House action this week.
PNWA meets with House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman David Hobson
Spilling water at Snake River dam hinders adult salmon

Update July 6, 2005 Spilling water at Snake River dam hinders adult salmon
224 June 17, 2005

Senate committee increases appropriations for Corps

PNWA’s declaration in the salmon biop lawsuit

Federal government appeals Judge Redden’s spill decision

Staff moves on Capitol Hill and in Corps

Doug Clapp moves to Washington state’s DC office

223 June 14, 2005 An Update from Washington, DC
Approps & water resources in Congress this week PNWA meeting with Assitant Sec'y of the Army PNWA's declaration in the salmon biop lawsuit Comments urged on Snake River dredging EIS
222 June 10, 2005

Judge Redden increases spill, rejects drawdown and increased flow augmentation

Update
June 6 , 2005 Declaration of Glenn Vanselow, Executive Director
221 May 24, 2005 Fifth round of port security grants open
House field hearing in Clarkston on June 6th
Capitol Hill staff update
Corps staff update
220 May 16, 2005 Corps sets Snake River dredging time table
House subcommittee marks up E&W approps bill
Secretary Woodley confirmed by Senate
PNWA hires Communications Manager
219 May 6, 2005 Columbia River dredging contract awarded
WRDA update
FY06 E&W approps update
Capitol Hill staff update
218 April 28, 2005 Corps issues jetty contract; rejects deepening bids
DHS announces Operation Safe Commerce grants
Corps staff changes
Hill staff moves
Bob Hopman, long time friend to PNWA, passes
217 April 5, 2005 NEPA Task Force announced
Lunch with Rep. Cathy McMorris
Staff changes
Senate Addresses Appropriations and WRDA
Assoc. of Pacific Ports Seeks Executive Director
216 March 25, 2005 Snake River dredging draft EIS
Plaintiffs seek injunction in BiOp
House & Senate move on TEA-21 reauthorization
Corps holds performance measures workshop
215 March 14, 2005 PNWA has moved ... Please note our new address
OR salmon plan estimate: $0.78 - $1.75 billion/year
2005 PNWA Mission to Washington a Success
214 Feb 11, 2005

TEA-LU introduced in House
Crapo & Walden announce new ESA reform effort
Some shallow port maintenance will not be done PNWA "Taste the Northwest" Reception

213 Feb 8, 2005

President releases his budget
DoJ seeks dismissal of new BiOp complaints
Oregon's Salmon Recovery Plan
Sen. Smith replies to Oregon Salmon Plan
Port of Tacoma named best in nation
Mission to Washington: registration closed
Taste the Northwest Reception

212 Jan 27, 2005

Louise Bray takes post in Gregoire administration
Kristin Meira named PNWA Government Affairs Director

211 Jan 11, 2005

Babbitt & Vanselow trade volleys on dam breaching
OR Governor speaks out against the Biop
House Appropriations Chairman named
Columbia/Snake River lock maintenance outages
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