Congressional hearing in Pasco on saving dams

  • Wed Aug 15th, 2012 10:28pm
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Associated Press

PASCO — The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing Wednesday in Pasco on “save our dams” legislation introduced by Congressman Doc Hastings.

The Tri-City Herald reported the legislation would prohibit federal dollars from being used to remove hydropower dams without specific authorization by Congress. It also would prevent federal grants from being used by groups suing the federal government to breach dams.

The bill also would tell consumers about how much laws to protect fish and wildlife add to their power bills.

And, the bill would make it clear that hydropower is a renewable energy source, just like wind and solar power.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, www.tri-cityherald.com