BPA Watch is an independent web site providing news, analysis and commentary about the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

The BPA is a federal agency that affects the lives and the environment of 12.5 million people in the Pacific Northwest.

Despite its importance, news coverage about BPA is rare and usually based on BPA’s own press releases.

BPA Watch will offer an additional view. We will:

  • Translate bureaucratic jargon into plain English.
  • Investigate how BPA spends public money.
  • Analyze BPA policies before they become final.

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