American Rivers v. FERC

Court cases

129 F.3d 99 (2nd Cir. 1997) (American Rivers I)

Issue. Can FERC reject conditions contained in a State water quality certification?
Holding. FERC cannot reject any certification conditions timely imposed by the State.

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PUD No. 1 of Jefferson County v. Washington Dept. of Ecology

Issue. Did the Department properly condition the water quality certification for the project on the maintenance of minimum stream flows to protect salmon and steelhead runs?

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