FERC OKs Feasibility Permit For 2,000-MW Hydro Project

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved a preliminary permit for a 2,000-megawatt pump storage hydroelectric project in Arizona, to obtain information to determine the feasibility of the project amid objections by environmental groups about its potential impacts.

The permit will allow Longview Energy Exchange LLC to investigate and collect data about the potential impacts of its Longview Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located in Ash Fork City, Ariz., but would not allow it to begin construction or other land-disturbing activities or to enter...
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