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  • Transforming powers

    The Bonneville Power Administration has long provided the Northwest -- especially its aluminum industry -- with some of the cheapest public power, but drought, endangered salmon and the deregulated electricity market may just change all that.

  • Five star visitor complex

    Bureau of Reclamation builds a "Disneyland" Hoover Dam visitor center; cost will up power prices for area customers.

  • Bare land at Bear Lake

    Utah Power & Light wants to dredge at drought-plagued Bear Lake.

  • Montanans may take back their dams

    In Montana, Initiative 145 would undo the deregulation of power in the state, allowing citizens to take back control of hydroelectric dams.

  • Down but not out

    The AB Lateral hydropower project on Colorado's Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers is vetoed.

  • Salt caves not licked yet

    Wild and scenic designation on the Klamath River may stop an Oregon hydroelectric project.

  • How BPA is ruining the Northwest

    The writer challenges the Bonneville Power Administration's "more' and "bigger' goals.

  • Figuring out FERC

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the little-known agency that handles hydroelectric project licensing.

  • For salmon, a crucial moment of decision

    A judge has thrown out the Bush administration’s salmon protection plan, setting the stage for dramatic changes to the federal hydropower system

  • Dam breaching gets a surprise endorsement

    A longtime consultant to the hydropower industry, biologist Don Chapman, shook the Northwest this summer when he declared that four dams on the Lower Snake River should be breached to save the salmon

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