Congress poised to slash energy industry oversight: H.R. 4513

American Rivers' press release is below. A factsheet and a copy of the letter that American Rivers and Trout Unlimited sent to House members are below. Andrew Fahlund, Eric Eckl, (202) 347-7550(Washington, DC) Congress is considering hobbling public and regulatory oversight of the energy industry under the guise of promoting renewable energy, conservationists warned today.

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Groups Sue Over North Umpqua License

Roseburg, OR-- Seven conservation groups today sued the federal government for issuing an environmentally damaging hydropower license for a hydroelectric project on the North Umpqua River. For more than 50 years, the North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project has harmed species and habitat within the North Umpqua River basin and on Umpqua National Forest lands.