The recent drought and record low water levels on the Mississippi River has forced a proponent of hydrokinetic energy projects on the Mississippi river to reconsider its proposal.
Check out the blog River Restoration Progress Threatened by Extreme Bill that appeared on Huffington Post this week.
The piece written by President of American Rivers, a Steering Committee member of the Coalition, explains how a recent bill by Representative Doc Hastings from Washignton harms rivers and wildlife and threatens public safety.
Representative Doc Hastings of Washington has introduced an extreme bill that does more harm than good to rivers and hydropower in the United States. The bill titled Saving Our Dams and New Hydropower Development and Jobs Act (H.R. 6247) currently has no co-sponsors.
Former North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark was sworn in last week as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Clark fills the position left vacant after the departure of Marc Spitzer, who resigned in December 2011.