I just read this in today's newspaper too. The issue is not over yet though because the 9th circuit judges only ruled on the request for a temporary injunction to allow them to barge instead of spill until they hear the appeal later this year. The judges agree to have the appeal by the end of summer.
Call me a dreamer, I'd like to see a judge order the BPA, the other power producers, and Army Corp of Engineers install the "artificial stream" technology Chelan PUD is using in their dam that OC posted about. This would allow power to be produced and have a much higher survival of fish than either trucking/barging or spilling has had. Such a ruling would be a win for all parties involved.