Huge Opposition to Bear Lake Pumped Storage Project

Citing the project as expensive, inefficient and environmentally unsound, there has been a huge public opposition to the proposed Hook Canyon project which would require construction of a new 160 foot high dam on the Fish Hook Creek in Rich County, Utah. FERC granted a preliminary permit for the project in September 2006.

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Presentation on the Story of the Muskingum River Locks and Dams

A lecture about river system and locks & dams, will be presented at the Ohio River Museum, on Marietta, OH on April 6, 3:00-4:30 pm. The presentation entitled "Oh Dams! The Story of the Muskingum River Locks and Dams" will discuss the lock and dam system running from Zanesville to Marietta.

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HRC comments on MMS' proposed rule

HRC commented on the final Environmental Impact Statement prepared by the Mineral Management Service (MMS) regarding establishment of a program for authorizing alternative energy and alternate use (AEAU) activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Energy Policy Act of 2005 granted authority to MMS through the DOI to regulate energy production activities in the outer continental shelf. Such activities include hydrokinetic projects such as the wave energy, and ocean current energy.

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http://www.hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/2008-03-31%20MMS%20%20comments%20-%20HRC.pdf

Sullivan Creek Project to require surrendering of application

Following a rehearing request by American Whitewater, Forest Service and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, FERC ruled that the license for this project in Pend Oreille county, WA is still valid. This ruling overturned the previous FERC decision that would have allowed the licensee to simply abandon the project.

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