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Coalition to Testify Today Before House Subcommittee on Energy

American Whitewater’s Dave Steindorf will testify before a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives today on behalf of the Hydropower Reform Coalition. The hearing titled “Modernizing Energy Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities to Expanding Hydropower Generation” will discuss licensing reforms among others topics.

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FERC denies Idaho Power petition to override state supremacy over water

Source: Idaho Rivers United

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dismissed a petition today that would have overridden state ability to enforce water quality standards—a right that has been codified by the Supreme Court. The ruling was a win for IRU and other conservation groups that are seeking better water quality standards at three Idaho Power Co. dams on the Snake River in Hells Canyon.

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167 Groups Urge Congress to Drop Hydropower Provisions from the Energy Bill

A coalition of conservation, recreation and business groups sent a letter yesterday to members of Congress urging them to strip the hydropower provisions from the final conference report on the comprehensive energy bill currently being reconciled by a conference committee.

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