Sunday, August 06, 2006

"Bonneville Power moving ahead with plan to dividing up system"

"KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Bonneville Power Administration is pressing forward with its plan to divide up the federal Columbia River Power System in hopes of approving it in January. If public and private electric utilities, environmental interests, aluminum companies and other interested parties don't reach agreement on key details, BPA is pledging to do it for them in time to ship a final plan to Washington, D.C., early next year. The agency is gathering public comment through the end of September and will hold the second of five regional public hearings on Monday at the Franklin Public Utility District in Pasco."