Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust v. FERC

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962.2d 27 (1992) (Platte River II)

Issue. Does FERC have authority to unilaterally impose conditions for the protection of the environment on annual licenses when the original license does not contain an express reservation of modification authority, i.e., a re-opener clause?
Holding. FERC may not unilaterally impose conditions on annual licenses where the original licenses do not contain re-opener provisions.

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American Rivers v. FERC

Issue. Can FERC reject conditions contained in a State water quality certification?

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Hydropower Reform Coalition

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