US Fish & Wildlife

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Klamath Water and Power Authority (KWAPA) join forces on a number of water projects.  Now ​the federal agency that evaluates whistleblower complaints says there's cause to investigate how KWAPA spent tens of millions in federal funding.  

  Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility--PEER--announced that a whistleblower says money meant for fish conservation went to irrigators instead, and millions may have been wasted. 

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says problems with hiring practices that discriminated against veterans and other applicants at the Bonneville Power Administration must be fixed as soon as possible.

Wyden, who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, says he met with the head of the Department of Energy to discuss how to get the BPA back on track.

A report from the U. S. Department of Energy's inspector general was released earlier this week. It blasted the BPA for consistently manipulating the rating process for applicants and subjecting whistleblowers to retaliation.