Friday, October 28, 2005

"Ecology director: Odessa aquifer tops Columbia River concerns for state DOE"

Columbia Basin Herald

"Declining water levels in the Odessa Sub-Area Aquifer top the list of concerns for the state's governor and ecology department, but those in support need to present themselves as one voice. "So said guest speaker Jay Manning, the new director of the Washington Department of Ecology, as he addressed the Columbia Basin Development League at its annual meeting and dinner Wednesday at Big Bend Community College. "Manning, who assumed his position about eight months ago, told those in attendance that he and Gov. Christine Gregoire are committed to doing as much as possible to complete the Columbia Basin Project."