California v. FERC: state regulation of federal hydropower

Volume: 
Vol. 4( ) 26-28, 58-59
Year: 
1990
Abstract: 

On December 4, 1989, the United States Supreme Court granted the State of California's petition for certiorari in a case which will resolve whether the Federal Power Act (FPA) preempts state water regulatory laws or whether Congress intended that hydroelectric projects licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) must comply with the requirements of state water law. Resolution of this issue will have far reaching implications on the balance between state and federal management of water and other natural resources.

Author(s): 

McHenry , T.J. , Echeverria , J.D.

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