9th Circ. Questions Cost Estimate In Northwest Power Plan

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 9:05 PM ET) -- An environmental group won a partial victory Wednesday in a challenge against the Sixth Northwest Power Plan when the Ninth Circuit ruled that the interstate agency tasked with formulating the plan erred in providing an estimate of the cost of accommodating fish and wildlife interests.

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council included in the plan the Bonneville Power Administration's estimate of an annual cost of $750 million to $900 million a year based on the market price of power that would not be generated as a...
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