Great Flows for Great Falls, North Carolina!

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In late 2002, Duke Power applied to FERC to amend its license for the Catawba-Wateree project requesting modification of the project boundary to exclude two bypass reaches – stretches of riverbed where the natural water flow is diverted to generate power. One of these bypassed reaches was... read more

EPA Calls for Dam Removal on Montana' s FERC Project Milltown Dam

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On April 15th, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Montana jointly issued a proposed Superfund cleanup plan that calls for the removal of FERC project Milltown Dam. The action follows a local groundswell that ultimately turned the president and governor from opponents of dam... read more

FERC publishes Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) rule

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FERC issued a new rule that restricts access to certain information about energy infrastructure that may pose national security concerns. (FERC calls this Critical Energy Infrastructure Information, or CEII).This rule replaces a previous (and similar) policy which was issued shortly after the... read more

Removal of Milltown Dam Earns Support of Montana Governor and EPA

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At her State of the State speech on January 21st, Montana Governor Judy Martz announced her support for and approval of the removal of Milltown Dam located on the Clark Fork River in Montana. The next day, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed clean-up plan that endorsed the... read more

Portland General Electric to remove two hydroelectric dams in Oregon's Sandy River watershed

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Portland, Ore. -- Gov. John Kitzhaber, Portland General Electric CEO and President Peggy Fowler and representatives of 21 other organizations today signed an agreement that will remove two dams, protect threatened fish species and lead to a 5,000-acre wildlife and public recreation area in the... read more