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Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit vacated a FERC decision concerning a licensee's decommissioning plan with reviewing states for hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River. A Native American tribe challenged FERC's determination that California and...

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay v. Hydro Kennebec, LLC

ELR Case

A district court, on remand from the First Circuit, dismissed environmental groups' CWA claim against the operators of four hydroelectric dams along the...

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay v. Hydro Kennebec, LLC

ELR Case

The First Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court decision dismissing environmental groups' CWA claims against the operators of four hydroelectric dams along the Kennebec River. The groups alleged that the operators are in violation...

Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision allowing a hydroelectric plant that operates at the Snoqualmie Falls to lower dam waters in the channel above the falls in order to mitigate upstream flooding...

National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service

ELR Case

A district court, in a 149-page opinion, held that the government violated the ESA and NEPA when it approved its 2014 biological opinion (BiOp) for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) and its impact on salmon and steelhead....