House Passes Bill Waiving Environmental Review for Conduit Projects

On March 7, the House passed a bill by Representative Tipton Scott (R-CO) that would waive environmental review requirements for conduit hydropower projects on facilities owned by Bureau of Reclamation.

The bill now moves to the Senate where it is expected to face opposition.

The Bureau of Reclamation opposed the provision that would allow for exemption from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review.