dam decommissioning

Public Input Sought in Removal of Hydroelectric Dams

Six years ago, Traverse City Light and Power, the owner of the hydroelectric projects on the Boardman River decided that the economic and environmental benefits to be gained by discontinuing to operate the projects would be greater than the benefits provided by power generation.

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Damning Dams: Bearing the Cost of Restoring America's Rivers

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Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 635-673
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1998
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This comment examines whether FERC's policy statement on dam decommissiong at relicensing violates the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution by "taking" private property for a public good without just compensation.

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Costenbader, Kate

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FERC's Dam Decommissioning Authority under the Federal Power Act

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Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 95-125
Year: 
1999
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This comment analyzes the Federal Power Act in light of FERC's calimed authoity under the Policy Statement, and argues that FERC possesses the authority to deny a license or to impose uneconomic conditions in fulfilling its statutory duty to protect the public interest.

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Bryant, Beth

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