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From Trout Unlimited

Progress on the Lower Snake needs collaboration

Last week  TU held a webinar on our recently published report, “Why we need a free-flowing lower Snake River,” which lays out the overwhelming evidence of why we need to remove the four lower Snake River dams to rebuild abundant, healthy wild salmon and steelhead populations and provide consistent fishing opportunity.    In response, we heard from some folks that they are concerned […]

From American Rivers

A win for collaboration in the Upper Colorado

Historically, Colorado has had a love-hate relationship with the 1968 Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. While we have unarguably some of the wildest and most scenic rivers in America, Colorado has only one such designated section – the Cache la Poudre River above the city of Ft. Collins. New Jersey, a much smaller state with […]

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Hydro guides

MHK Recreation Guide

The Hydrokinetic Energy Projects & Recreation: A Guide to Assessing Impacts, or the MHK Recreation Guide, provides general information about hydrokinetic technologies and the permitting process, identifies potential recreational concerns, and suggests ways to study and mitigate those impacts. 

Court cases, Laws, court cases, pleadings

Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill

Issue 1. Given the presence of an endangered species that would be destroyed by completion of a hydropower project, would completion of the project violate the ESA?

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