Title

Cumulative Impacts and Comprehensive Planning: A Problem of Synergism and a Policy Dilemma

Authors

J Mentor Jr.

Publication Date

1985

Notes

ISBN 0-913235-37-7

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries

Start Page

351

End Page

356

Editors

Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;

Publication Place

Bethesda, MD

Publisher

American Fisheries Society

Abstract

Since 1978 there has been a dramatic increase in proposals to develop hydroelectric resources. Until recently, federal environmental review procedures generally were limited to the impacts of individual projects. Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission adopted a procedure to assess cumulative impacts of multiple hydroelectric development. The procedure is a significant step towards systematic review of cumulative environmental impacts of hydroelectric. The procedure does not, however, obviate the need for additional Congressional review of the federal hydroelectric licensing process.

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