Listen to the River: An Independent Review of the CVPIA Fisheries Program


A independent science panel review concludes that the California's Central Valley Project Improvement Act's salmon doubling program has failed to achieve its goal for the number of reasons. The panel also makes a number of recommendations. 


Cummins, Ken; Chris Furey; Albert Giorgi; Steve Lindley; John Nestler; John Shurts  


FERC and MMS Clarify Jurisdictional Issues

After months of row between FERC and Mineral Management Services (MMS) under the Department of Interior over jurisdiction over renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the two agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday that clarifies each agency's roles and responsibilities.Under the agreement, FERC will have the authority to issue licenses or exemptions to hydrokinetic projects on the OCS while MMS will be responsible for issuing leases, easements, and rights-of-way for such projects.


HRC and National Hydropower Association Congratulate Salazar and Wellinghoff on Commitment to Resolve Jurisdictional Dispute

The Hydropower Reform Coalition and the National Hydropower Association sent a letter this week to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff congratulating them for committing to resolve the jurisdictional dispute over the siting and licensing of ocean energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf.Find the joint press release and the

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