Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA)


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Laws & PoliciesPublished   10/2/1968

The Wild and Scenic Rivers act was enacted by Congress in 1968 to serve as a counter to an era of dambuilding, protecting some of the Nation’s greatest remaining free-flowing rivers. Section 7 of the WSRA strictly prohibits FERC from authorizing the construction of any project within the boundary of river that has been designated under the Act or that is under study for designation.

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Laws & Policies   1/1/1973

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