The piece written by President of American Rivers, a Steering Committee member of the Coalition, explains how a recent bill by Representative Doc Hastings from Washignton harms rivers and wildlife and threatens public safety.
Representative Doc Hastings of Washington has introduced an extreme bill that does more harm than good to rivers and hydropower in the United States. The bill titled Saving Our Dams and New Hydropower Development and Jobs Act (H.R. 6247) currently has no co-sponsors.
Submitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Wed, 2008-01-09 10:49
An interactive website that explains the effects of dams was made public yesterday by the Hydropower Reform Coalition. www.dameffects.org explains how the surrounding vegetation, fish, recreation areas and river flow can be impacted by dams. Also explained is how hydropower dams can be operated to minimize the impacts and enhance river quality.