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Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog

Today, H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act passed the House floor with a vote of 257-166. This legislation is a devastating assault on our nation’s rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them. Its passage would end 95 years of balance in hydropower licensing, tipping the scales against taxpayers and in favor of huge utilities. Washington Wild joined 106 other organizations on a letter to the House of Representatives opposing this bill.