House Passes Bill To Ease Hydropower Review Requirements

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill on Wednesday that aims to cut red tape costs for small hydropower developments in order to bolster both the renewable energy and jobs markets.

In a 416-7 vote, the House passed H.R. 678, which is known as the Hydropower and Rural Jobs Act. The proposed law looks to shave down administrative costs that are linked to small canal and pipeline hydropower projects by cutting out extra environmental analyses for pipes, ditches and canals that have already been...
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