DOI, FERC Settle Turf War Over Hydropower Projects

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After three years of bickering, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have reached an agreement on their respective roles in approving and overseeing the development of hydropower resources on the Outer Continental Shelf, announcing Tuesday that they would combine resources.

The agencies have agreed to come to together to facilitate the permitting and licensing of renewable energy resources in waters along the Outer Continental Shelf, which stretches from 3 to 12 miles offshore, according to a joint statement released Tuesday....
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