Funds to begin removing one of two dams
on the Olympic Peninsula’s Elwha River to restore salmon runs have nearly
doubled for FY2000, to $12 million, under an agreement between Sen. Slade
Gorton, R Wash., and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt.
House and Senate appropriators reached
agreement Thursday on a compromise annual spending bill for the Interior
Department, Forest Service and related agencies. Congress could pass and
send the measure to President Clinton early as next week but …

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