BIA, Tribe Seek To Stall Approval of Hydro Power

The Bureau of Indian Affairs told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday to hold off on granting a preliminary permit for a proposed 2,000- megawatt pump storage hydroelectric project in Arizona, citing concerns about impacts to endangered species and water supplies. The BIA and the Yavapai-Apache Nation echoed concerns…

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FERC Approves First Hydroelectric Project in Colorado under Small Hydro Agreement

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today approved the construction of a hydroelectric project in Colorado, the first issued since FERC and the state of Colorado signed an agreement last year to simplify procedures for the development of small-scale hydropower projects. As a result of the streamlined procedures, the approval…

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