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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Deal on the Penobscot River Restores Fish and Preserves Power Generation

On October 6, 2003, PPL Corporation, conservation groups, the Penobscot Indian Nation, the State of Maine, and the U.S. Department of Interior announced an agreement aimed at restoring sea-run fish to the Penobscot River, while giving PPL Corporation the opportunity to maintain more than 90% of its current hydropower generation.

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