On July 15, 2010 FERC approved a settlement reached in January 2009 by the City of Tacoma, Skokomish Tribe, and state and federal agencies and issued a 50-year license for the Cushman hydroelectric project.
In a ruling issued yesterday, FERC reinstated the license for School Street project issued in February 2007, thereby giving a serious blow to Green Island Power Authority’s (GIPA’s) plan to get a license for their proposed 100 MW Cohoes Falls project, just downstream of the current School Street site. The project is located on the Mohawk River in Albany and Saratoga Counties, New York.
Coalition members American Whitewater, Selkirk Conservation Alliance, and The Lands Council have signed two settlement agreements that call for continued operation of Boundary Dam on the Pend Oreille River, enhanced operation of Sullivan Dam on the natural Sullivan Lake, and the removal of Mill Pond Dam on Sullivan Creek.
The FERC staff issued a draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) today for the 207.3 MW Saluda hydroelectric project on the Saluda River in Lexington, Richland, Newberry, and Saluda counties, South Carolina.