As mentioned here yesterday, despite the fact that the CRC was pronounced dead by two governors - one of whom used to practice emergency room medicine - supporters refuse to let go. Although staff at the Vancouver USA CRC offices are down from 96 to 35 currently, they're taking their sweet time about finishing the rest of the shutdown process:
CRC spokeswoman Mandy Putney confirmed the project isn’t pulling any of its permit requests. She says Sept. 30 is the deadline the Oregon Legislature gave Washington lawmakers to deliver their half of the $900 million needed in state funding. That’s also the date by which the Coast Guard is expected to answer whether spans with 116 feet of clearance would be high enough to allow river traffic through.
“It seems too soon to preclude anything from happening,” Putney says.
They're clinging onto the public trough with both hands and both feet, continuing to consume resources in the desperate hope that the project will somehow be resurrected. Until the locks are changed on the doors to their offices, don't look for them to leave.