10,000 acres of land removed from Peshtigo River projects

In a September 15 order, the Commission granted an application by Wisconsin Public Service Corporation to amend the project boundaries of five of its projects to remove 9,738 acres of land. All but 389 acres will be transferred to the State of Wisconsin to become a part of the Peshtigo River State Forest. The remaining 389 acres are earmarked for private development.

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Virginia Dam Defines Dereliction in Licensing

After years of directly violating license articles, failing to submit plans or reports on time or at all, not installing fish passage, failing to provide a minimum flow, and generating power despite direct orders from FERC to cease operation, the Commission has threatened to revoke the License for the Harvell project on Virginia's Appomattox River.

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FERC Tells Parties to Renegotiate Fish Passage Condition in Landmark Settlement Agreement

The Ft. Halifax Dam has been parked on Sebasticook River, a tributary of the Kennebec River, since 1907. In 1998, after many years of contentious relicensing proceedings, a group of hydropower dam owners known as the KHDG, or Kennebec Hydro Developers Group, a group of conservation organizations called the Kennebec Coalition, and federal and state resource agencies reached a landmark settlement agreement.

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