Title

Regulation of Hydropower Development in the Northwest After Passage of the Regional Power Act: Who Controls the Waters?

Authors

M B. Rundle MB;

Publication Date

1985

Notes

ISBN 0-913235-37-7

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries

Start Page

333

End Page

342

Editors

Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;

Publication Place

Bethesda, MD

Publisher

American Fisheries Society

Abstract

In 1980, with the passage of the Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Act, Congress created a unique new responsibility to harmonize the conflicting demands for fisheries protection and hydroelectric power development in the Columbia River Basin. This paper will examine that radical modification of the institutional structure of energy decision-making in the region and the new relationships among the states, the federal agencies, and the Council which resulted.

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