White House Sets Sights On Sustainable Hydropower

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 1:59 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration has announced plans to increase generation at federally owned hydropower facilities and to explore opportunities for new development of environmentally sustainable hydropower.

According to a memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior and the Army Corps of Engineers, the agencies will identify specific federal facilities well-suited for hydropower and work to upgrade those facilities with new technologies.

The agencies, which vowed to avoid or reduce environmental impacts and enhance the viability of ecosystems, will...
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