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Senate Holds Hearing on Two New Bills

The Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee is holding a hearing on Thursday, March 31 to hear testimonies on two recent hydropower bills introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (D-Alaska).

John Seebach, the chair of the Coalition and director of hydropower reform initiative at American Rivers, will be testifying at the hearing.  The hearing will focus on S. 629, a bill to improve hydropower, and for other purposes, and S. 630, a bill to promote marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy research and development.

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US House Okays Bill to Stop Termination of License

The US House passed a bill earlier this week to allow six more years to start construction for developing hydropower at Melvin Price Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River in Alton, IL.

The legislation HR 2938 introduced by Rep. Jerry Costello, D- Belleville keeps the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency (FERC) from terminating the license and gives the licensee a maximum of six years to start construction at the Price Dam Hydroelectric Project (P-12187). The US Senate still needs to act on the measure before the extension is officially allowed.

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Status of Instream Flow Legislation and Practices in North America

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Fisheries
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Vol. 14, No. 2
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1989
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This paper presents the results of two nonstatistical surveys (compmleted in 1981 and 1986) that solicited information from state and federal agencies concerning instream flow issues and practices in North America.

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Reiser, Dudley, Thomas Wesche and Estes Christopher

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