House Subcommittee holds hearing on hydropower


On Thursday, June 12, House Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on hydropower's future. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-5th WA), a ranking member in the Subcommittee had requested for the hearing.

Coalition chair American Rivers submitted a written testimony while Richard Roos-Collins of Natural Heritage Institute, also a Coalition member, was a witness at the hearing. A total of 9 witnesses, including the hydropower industry and government testified at the hearing.

Roos-Collins, in his testimony, requested for a comprehensive review of existing federal projects to assess their operation and design. He also stressed on the need to bring together relevant information on hydropower into one place.

Read American Rivers' testimony.