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Challenge Match by Dec 19th
Special Drawings on Dec 26th


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Hearings Held on Contested Case Appeals: good & bad news…

On Friday, November 20th Oregon’s Energy Facilities Siting Council (EFSC) held a 10-hour, on-line, hearing on the status of appeals filed by 26 appellants (including STOP) because of limitations placed on their contested cases against the B2H. read the rest of the story here... 

Oregon Public Utilities Commission

Schedule Set in the (continued) Review of
Idaho Power's B2H Plan
(after 5 delays!)
 
The long-awaited "2nd Amended 2019 Integrated Resources Plan (IRP)" that rationalizes “the need” for the B2H was re-released by Idaho Power on October 1, 2020, after five delays. Our energy team of technical researchers has been tracking and dissecting this IRP since June of 2019, when it was first released.  Idaho Power made significant errors that STOP and others pointed out, and that had to be corrected.  Read the full story here including more on the lack of partners.

Below is the proposed calendar.
While STOP basically agrees with the calendar we have asked that a public meeting/ hearing be included, as that was in the original schedule before the series of delays. We stated, “STOP respectfully requests that a public meeting with the Commission be scheduled between the Staff/Intervenor Final Comments and Idaho Power Final Comment Reply as in the first two schedules. Or better yet, between Idaho Power’s Final Comment Reply and the Staff PM Memo.”

 
Activity Proposed Date
Staff/Intervenor Final Comments January 8, 2021
Idaho Power Final Comments February 5, 2021
Staff Public Meeting (PM) Memo March 5, 2021
All Party Reply to Staff Memo March 19, 2021
Special Public Meeting April 6, 2021
Good News for Public Participation at the OPUC!
In order to help the public participate in this process OPUC staff took to heart the difficulties we, and others, were having with technology and our rural bandwidth, back in April 2020, at their last public meeting.  They have scheduled a workshop on Dec 15th to help the public to better understand and engage at their virtual meetings and hearings! 
Our Federal lawsuit is likely to be heard in federal court in Portland in early 2021 with a ruling around April 2021. We do not have anything new to report here except for this aniticipated calendar. Our final brief was sent on Nov 20, 2020. The Bureau of Land Management has until mid-Dec to reply, and Idaho Power and PacifiCorp (as intervenors) have a deadline of December 24th. 
Get Involved!

Stop B2H Outreach Team is meeting
on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 4:30 on Zoom
Here's the link to

Join us at the Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/94934090085?pwd=RTVNb3pvS1RqaXRJTmxmdHF0WFh0Zz09

Need a call-in number instead? Questions or want an agenda & prep materials in advance? Send an email: lkathrynandrew@gmail.com 
 
Stop B2H Contested Case Team is recruiting
new members to help with specific issues in the case.  Curious? Interested in helping but not a contested case petitioner?
No problem. Send an  email:
info@stopb2h.org
 
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Contact us if interested in following any of the above:info@stopb2h.org
Stop B2H Coalition's Board of Directors Meeting Summer 2020
L to R:  Charlie Gillis, Irene Gilbert, Jim Kreider, Matt Cooper, Lois Barry (missing: Fuji Kreider)
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