Nearly 100 conservation organizations, including Washington Wild wrote a letter to members of the U.S. Congress opposing new legislation (S. 1236) that would overturns a century’s worth of checks and balances over the federal management of water resources, and more than 40 years’ worth of protections for natural resources impacted by hydropower dams. The proposed legislation would transfer all authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has neither the inclination nor the expertise necessary to protect the environment or the public’s right to enjoy their rivers for recreation, drinking water, agriculture, and their natural beauty. Read the Final Hydro Bills Group Letter.
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