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New Reports Support Removal of Klamath Dams

Three new reports show that removing the four dams on Klamath River will benefit the health of the river and salmon in the long run.

A joint press release issued by American Rivers and the Karuk Tribe, states that the removal of the dams will have relatively minor negative effects in the short-run, will not require sediment removal, but will be beneficial to salmon and water quality without incurring any increased flood risk to downstream residents.

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

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Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 635-673
Year: 
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

Volume: 
Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 95-125
Year: 
1999
Abstract: 

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.

Author(s): 

Bryant, Beth

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