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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Hydropower Reform Coalition

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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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