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Good News for Butte Creek in California

The California State Water Board issued a draft water quality certification (401 certification) earlier this week that requires the operator of DeSabla-Centreville hydroelectric project to adopt measures to improve water quality and quantity in the Butte Creek. The draft 401 was prepared as part of the relicensing of the projects owned by PG&E.

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Resurgence of the River Treasure: Jefferson PUD and a Comprehensive Plan for Hydroelectric Power

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Vol. 20, No. 1, 1995
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1995
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Part I: "documents the development of early American water law and traces the increase of public interest in the river resource"; Part II: "illustrates the environmental impacts of hydroelectric power and discusses how the Supreme Court's 1946 decision allowed the federal government unrestricted authority to license hydropower development;" Part III: "analyzes the Supreme Court's recent determination that state water quality certificates must be incorporated into federal licenses

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Handy, Seth

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Big win for the Skokomish River

On August 22nd, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in City of Tacoma v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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http://hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/AR%20Cushman%20Press%20Release%202006-08-23.pdf
http://hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/AR%20Cushman%20Press%20Release%202006-08-23.pdf

Supreme Court Upholds States' Right to Protect Rivers from Hydropower Dams

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a 9-0 opinion in the case of S.D. Warren v. Maine Board of Environmental Protection, rejecting a South African paper company' s bid to exempt five of its hydroelectric dams in Maine from the Clean Water Act.

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