States Can’t Delay Reviewing Dam Water Quality, Court Rules

The D.C. Circuit on Friday sided with a Native American tribe when it found that corporations cannot “scheme” with state governments to indefinitely delay water quality reviews that could lead to stricter environmental protection conditions for dams and hydropower projects.

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GOP Witnesses Dispute Science at Hearing Over Dam Removal

The House Committee on Natural Resources vowed to fight growing public calls to remove the four dams along the Snake River in Idaho, after hearing testimony from those who say the dams are the “economic lifeblood” of the Pacific Northwest and claim their removal would do nothing to benefit imperiled salmon.

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