California v. FERC

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495 U.S. 490 (1990)

Issue. Does FERC have exclusive jurisdiction to determine the minimum flow schedule for a hydropower project?
Holding. FERC has exclusive jurisdiction to set the flow schedule for a hydropower project to the extent that the schedule provides for non-proprietary uses of water.

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Coastal Zone Managemnt Act (CZMA)

Section 307 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires licensees to obtain a valid certification approved by the State to assure that project construction and operation will be consistent with the State’s coastal zone management program.

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Hydropower Reform Coalition