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Federal Agencies Extend MOU for Hydropower Development

The Departments of the Interior and Energy and the Department of the Army for Civil Works (Army Corps of Engineers) announced that they have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The new agreement is an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower the three agencies signed in 2010.

In the new agreement- termed an Action Plan- the agencies commit to working toward the following:


Federal Biologists Determine that Corps Dams Are Harming Yuba River Fisheries

A Biological Opinion (BiOp) recently produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has determined that continued operation of Englebright dam and Daguerre Point dams on the lower Yuba River in California will jeopardize endangered fish species on the Yuba River.

The Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon and steelhead and the Southern distinct population segment of North American green sturgeon have all be affected by the dams.


FERC and Corps Agree to Work More Closely on Licensing

Yesterday, FERC and Army Corps of Engineers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to coordinate the respective regulatory processes associated with the authorizations required to construct and operate non-Federal hydropower projects.According to the press release by FERC, the MOU provides for:

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