California

Oroville Settlement Benefits Feather River and Local Community

Contact: Steve Rothert, American Rivers: 530-277-0448 Amy Kober, American Rivers: 206-213-0330 x23Oroville, CA -- Salmon and steelhead of the Feather River, along with the many people who fish and boat there, will benefit from an agreement covering operations of the Oroville hydroelectric project, to be signed today in Oroville.

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SCE files alternative 4(e) conditions for Borel project

Southern California Edison (SCE) took advantage of the new Energy Policy Act rules to file alternatives to the 4(e) mandatory conditions that were filed by the U.S. Forest Service on 5/20/05. SCE did not not request a trial-type hearing.

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http://hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/Borel_alt_4e_conditions.pdf

FOR delivers over 18,000 signatures in support of protecting the American River in California

Although the agenda was packed for Sacramento Municiple Utility District's (SMUD) November 3rd board meeting, one of the items not up for discussion was how their ratepayers feel about the current relicensing of SMUD's 17-dam hydropower project on the South Fork American River.In July, SMUD submitted a license application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that will govern operations of the Upper American River Project (UARP) for the next 40 years.

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SMUD Ratepayers Overwhelmingly Support More Water for Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) owns a massive, 17-dam hydropower project on the Upper North Fork American River, in California's Sierra foothills. Environmentalists think the application SMUD submitted to FERC this week for a new, 50-year license does not go far enough in protection of aquatic, riparian, and recreational resources. Because SMUD is an investor-owned utility, a professional poll was conducted to query the thoughts of SMUD's ratepayers.A copy of the poll summary can be found at the end of this article.

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http://hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/SMUD_poll_report.pdf

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