DOI Raises Enviro Concerns Over $1B Idaho Hydro Project

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior said Tuesday it had “considerable concern” about the environmental impacts of a $1 billion, 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric project proposed in Idaho, saying it could harm fish and birds and affect water quality.

In comments filed Tuesday with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the DOI said the $1 billion proposal by Corral Creek South Hydro LLC, an affiliate of Symbiotics LLC, posed threats to the greater sage-grouse, golden eagle and redband trout, as well as to water quality and supply in the China...
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