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Utility To Pay $12.6M To End Hydroelectric Dam Saga

Law360 (January 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Skokomish Tribal Nation, Tacoma Power and a bevy of Washington state and federal agencies have resolved a decades-long dispute over licenses for a hydroelectric power project with a series of settlements that resolve the tribe's $5.8 billion claim over environmental damage caused by the 1924 construction of the dam.

Tacoma Power has agreed to give the Skokomish Tribe a one-time $12.6 million payment, a land transfer worth $23 million and an ongoing fee of 7.25 percent of the value of the electricity produced at one...
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