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Dellwo vs. Holy, Energy

Former state Rep. Dennis Dellwo, a Democrat, and attorney Jeff Holy, a Republican, give their stance on a state law approved by voters that requires larger power companies to get 15 percent of their energy supplies from renewable sources, not including existing dam infrastructure, by 2020. The two are running for state House in Spokane County’s 6th Legislative District, which includes parts of the city of Spokane, and most of the West Plains.

Biviano vs. Shea, Energy

Amy Biviano, a Democrat, gives her stance on a state law approved by voters that requires larger power companies to get 15 percent of their energy supplies from renewable sources, not including existing dam infrastructure, by 2020. She is running for state House in the 4th Legislative District against incumbent Republican state Rep. Matt Shea, who declined to be interviewed.

Free-flowing Elwha rallies fish

PORT ANGELES – Scientists knew oceangoing fish would eventually return to the Elwha River on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, once two massive concrete dams were torn down. They just didn’t think it would happen so soon. Biologists tracking fish in a tributary of the Elwha last month spotted wild steelhead that likely made it on their own past the site where the Elwha Dam stood for nearly a century – before it was dismantled in March as part of the nation’s largest dam-removal project.

Unusual alliance allows beaver relocation

It took more than six years, several legislative struggles, a raft of sniggering jokes, and the unlikely alliance of a conservative Eastern Washington Republican and a progressive environmental group, but there’s a beaver on Bodie Creek. State Rep. Joel Kretz’s idea for a more natural way to improve Eastern Washington aquifers is getting a trial run on his ranch outside Wauconda, Wash.

Proposal streamlines retrofitting of nongenerating dams

WASHINGTON – The nation could get new electricity from old dams, saving time and money compared to damming new streams, under a bill that passed the House unanimously this week. The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and praised by one environmental watchdog group, would speed up the licensing of projects that retrofit existing dams and pipelines.

Congress eyes old dams as new power sources

The nation could get new electricity from old dams, saving time and money compared to damming new streams, under a bill that passed the House unanimously this week. The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and praised by one environmental watchdog group, would speed up the licensing of projects that retrofit existing dams and pipelines.

UI posts dam files online

LEWISTON – Some predicted that salmon and steelhead runs would be wiped out, bountiful big-game herds would crash and a beautiful canyon would be turned into a mud-lined reservoir. Others said a gorgeous lake would be born, downstream floods would be a thing of the past and a recreational playground would bring economic stability to a rural outpost.

Bonneville Power looks back at 75 years

The Bonneville Power Administration turns 75 this year. It’s an influential though little-known agency that markets power from 31 federal hydropower dams on the Columbia-Snake River system.

Field reports: Public meeting set on fishing proposal

FISHING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department is taking comment on proposed changes to sportfishing rules. A public meeting has been set for agency staff to discuss proposals 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the agency’s Spokane Region Office, 2315 N. Discovery Place in Spokane Valley.