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Biologists have said the Snake River above the dams is so degraded it couldn’t support salmon and steelhead without significant rehabilitation.
Two southeastern Idaho tribes are seeking to intervene in a utility’s attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River. 12 more words
Oregon Business & Industry joins Portland Business Alliance in backing controversial Jordan Cove natural pipeline and terminal project
Another big Oregon business organization — Oregon Business & Industry — has come out in support of a controversial Southern Oregon pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminal proposal. 60 more words
FERC Advances the Ball on Electric Storage, Calls for a Huddle on Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation
In a move that has excited the renewable energy and electric storage industries, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) last month voted to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (“RTO”) and Independent System Operators (“ISO”). 744 more words
Pipeline Update: Decisions in Pennsylvania and the Fourth Circuit Should Pave Way for Pipeline Development
Two recent decisions, one from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and one from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, rejected arguments from pipeline opponents that, if accepted, would have bolstered local efforts to stymie pipeline development. 1,032 more words
An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River. 40 more words
Leaders of the Klamath Tribes reaffirmed their support for the removal of dams along the Klamath River during a meeting Thursday with federal regulators.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is in the process of transferring dam ownership to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), who will then craft a timeline and raise funds to remove the dams. 12 more words