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PNWA Executive Director Neil Maunu testifies at House Natural Resources Hearing

Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) Executive Director Neil Maunu testified today before an oversight hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries. The Committee held this hearing entitled “Left in the Dark: Examining the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Eliminate the Pacific Northwest’s Clean Energy Production” to discuss […]

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Secret agreement between US government and anti-hydro plaintiff groups represents “Greatest Threat” for the region

Proposed US Government Commitments undermines clean energy and climate goals, negatively impacts the region’s economy and food production, raises electricity rates on struggling families, fails to address climate-friendly transportation and threatens grid reliability Earlier today, the US Government’s “Commitments in Support of the Columbia Basin Restoration Initiative and in Partnership with the Six Sovereigns” (“USG

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Study: Dam breaching would cause economic and environmental harm, exacerbating challenges facing underserved communities

Study: Dam breaching would cause economic and environmental harm, exacerbating challenges facing underserved communities Lower-income, agricultural communities will be hurt more by job loss, tax revenue loss, air quality, transportation impacts, and more Breaching the Lower Snake River Dams would impact some of the Northwest’s most vulnerable people, causing job loss, impacts to public services,

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Corps FY2023 Workplan & President’s FY2024 Workplan Released

Corps FY2023 Workplan Released March 2023 PNWA is pleased to report that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their FY2023 workplan, which includes additional funding for many PNWA-related projects. We would like to thank the Northwest Congressional delegation for their efforts to support regional navigation in this process, and also thank the Corps for their

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FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Passed; WRDA 2022 Signed into Law

FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Passed December 2022 This past week, PNWA reported on the details of the FY2023 omnibus appropriations package and the funding successes for our supported projects. On December 22, the Senate voted 68-29 to approve the $1.7 trillion package to fund the government through September 30, 2023. On December 23, the House voted

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