Perry Tells FERC To Leave Texas Hydroelectric Project Alone
By Lana Birbrair
Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 6:33 PM ET) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to back off making any changes to a 50-year license it granted to a 24-megawatt hydroelectric project at a reservoir, arguing in a letter made public Tuesday that any future inteference with the project could jeopardize the water supply for 3.5 million people.
The letter, received by FERC on Feb. 14, argued that certain stipulations in an August order granting a 50-year license for the project could jeopardize the water supply for the greater Houston area,...