PG&E Says Hydroelectric Plant Doesn't Endanger Salmon

Law360, Washington (May 29, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. sued the National Marine Fisheries Service in California federal court Tuesday for allegedly jeopardizing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reapproval of a hydroelectric plant, claiming the agency erroneously found the facility endangers local salmon populations.

According to PG&E, the NMFS issued a biological opinion in 2012 that determined the Drum-Spaulding hydroelectric facility is in a critical habitat for Chinook and steelhead salmon on the South Yuba River, but that opinion inappropriately widened the habitat area and could jeopardize continuing activity at the...
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