Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust v. FERC

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Issue. Did FERC abuse its discretion in refusing to undertake any inquiry into the need to include environmental protective conditions in the Districts’ annual licenses?
Holding. FERC’s failure to undertake any form of assessment of environmental issues in connection with its issuance of the annual licenses was an abuse of discretion.

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LaFlamme v. FERC

Issue 1. Can FERC rely on an EA to satisfy its duty to develop a comprehensive plan under § 10(a) of the FPA?

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Hydropower Reform Coalition

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