Stories tagged: BPA
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Trump proposes in budget to sell off Bonneville Power assets
The transmission system of the Bonneville Power Administration would be sold off under the proposed federal budget for next year released by President Donald Trump’s administration.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Report: Shutting Columbia Generating Station nuclear facility could save millions
A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Northwest’s only nuclear plant shuts down unexpectedly
The Northwest’s only nuclear power plant shut down unexpectedly shortly before noon on Sunday.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
House approves bill to regulate toxic chemicals
The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing …
Sun., July 12, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
Pikeminnow Reward program paying anglers for 25 years
The precise details are stored deep in agency archives and would take almost forever to ferret out. But here’s likely what happened: At about 10 a.m. on May 24, 1990, …
Sun., July 12, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
Sophisticated pikeminnow anglers earn $70,000 in six months
Pikeminnow are pretty close to the bottom of the piscatorial prestige list in the Northwest. But the serious anglers in the sport-reward program – the guys making $50,000 to $70,000 …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015, midnight
Rich Landers: Allan Scholz, champion of region’s fisheries, leaves lasting mark in his wake
No one has influenced so many facets of Inland Northwest fisheries as Allan Scholz during his 35 years at Eastern Washington University. The 67-year-old biology professor is transitioning into retirement, …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
New Administrator named for BPA
The U.S. Energy Department named a new administrator Monday to run the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal rocked the federal utility that sells and transmits much of the …
Tue., July 16, 2013, 1:29 p.m.
BPA head fired amidst hiring investigation
The newly appointed administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration has been replaced in the midst of an inspector general’s investigation into allegations that veterans were not given proper preference in …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, 5:09 a.m.
Feeding the river
Two major Bonneville Power Administration projects are tending to the welfare of Kootenai River fisheries, which have been starved for more than attention since Libby Dam went online in 1972. …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, 5:08 a.m.
Kootenai River’s fishery ailing in Montana
Trout in Montana’s stretch of the Kootenai River have fared much better than fish farther downstream in Idaho since Libby Dam went online in 1972. Trout populations in the river …
Wed., June 20, 2012, midnight
After 25 years, still seeking answers
September will mark the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of Bonneville Power Administration worker Julie Weflen, yet the case remains one of the hottest at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. …
Fri., March 16, 2012, 12:42 p.m.
BPA offers reward in Weflen’s disappearance
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Bonneville Power Administration is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that helps convict anyone involved in the 1987 disappearance of a worker …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012, midnight
Do Your Part: Seven tips to ‘Detox Your Life’
Do Your Part is kicking off a year of green challenges. January is “Detox Your Life” month. We’re finding and eliminating chemicals that could be polluting your home and your …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2011, 5:27 p.m.
Detectives retrieve belongings from Weflen’s locker
Sheriff’s detectives aren’t saying what they found in a locker belonging to a Bonneville Power Administration employee who’s been missing since 1987.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2011, midnight
Do Your Part: Five ways to limit exposure to BPA
What are the chances that you are buying and bringing BPA right into your own home? Probably pretty good, and there is reason to be concerned. BPA – or bisphenol-A …
Sun., July 25, 2010, midnight
Pole spared for birds
Heavy equipment operators could sometimes be accused of being on a power trip when they’re maintaining the huge transmission lines that traverse wildlife habitat in this region. But neighbors say …
Mon., March 8, 2010, 10:51 a.m.
Wash. Legislature OKs ban on BPA in baby bottles
OLYMPIA — Washington state’s Legislature has approved a statewide ban on the chemical bisphenol A in baby bottles and other containers.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2010, 12:57 p.m.
Wash. House passes bill to ban BPA in baby bottles
The Washington state House has approved a bill that would ban the chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and other food and drink containers.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2009, midnight
Study links plastics chemical to male sexual dysfunction
WASHINGTON – Exposure to high levels of a controversial chemical found in thousands of everyday plastic products appears to cause erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men, according to …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009, 3:10 p.m.
Wash. bill would ban chemical in baby bottles
SEATTLE — Katharine Bond doesn’t buy baby bottles, sippy cups or other items that contain a controversial chemical because of concerns that it could harm her baby. The federal government …
Sun., April 27, 2008, midnight
WSU scientist recalls breakthrough
Ten years ago, Patricia Hunt and her colleagues were studying eggs from mice, part of ongoing research into pregnancy failure. “All of a sudden our data went completely bonkers,” she …