Submitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Fri, 2017-01-20 05:21
Submitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Mon, 2016-12-19 00:00
Source: Idaho Rivers United
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dismissed a petition today that would have overridden state ability to enforce water quality standards—a right that has been codified by the Supreme Court. The ruling was a win for IRU and other conservation groups that are seeking better water quality standards at three Idaho Power Co. dams on the Snake River in Hells Canyon.
Submitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Wed, 2016-11-23 10:24
Eighty conservation, recreation, faith-based and business groups sent a letter to the Department of Energy urging the Department to explore existing dams instead of building new ones to increase our nation’s hydropower capacity.
Submitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Thu, 2016-11-17 18:51
A coalition of conservation, recreation and business groups sent a letter yesterday to members of Congress urging them to strip the hydropower provisions from the final conference report on the comprehensive energy bill currently being reconciled by a conference committee.
The United States Congress is currently considering reconciling the energy bills passed by the House and the Senate for a comprehensive energy bill. Under consideration is the hydropower industry’s wishlist contained in H.R. 8 (North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015).
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