EPA Rips FERC Analysis Of 224-MW Calif. Hydro Project

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday torched a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission study related to relicensing of a California public agency's 224-megawatt hydroelectric project near Lake Tahoe, saying it gives short shrift to issues of air quality, clean water and climate change.

The EPA's letter, sent in response to a proposed 50-year license for the Placer County Water Agency's Middle Fork American River Project, faults an environmental impact statement for lacking information on baseline air quality and potential changes in connection with activities at reservoirs...
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