FERC Sinks $9.5B Western Hydropower Pipeline Plan

Law360, Los Angeles (May 17, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a plan to build a $9.5 billion pipeline to pump water from Wyoming into Colorado to power hydropower plants, saying a project application was premature.

FERC refused Wyco Power and Water Inc.'s bid to secure a 36-month preliminary permit, saying the company had failed to provide “any substantial information” regarding the proposed pipeline and hadn't sufficiently narrowed down where the pipeline might be located.

Wyco also failed to present information in its appeal or permit...
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