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Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol

At its monthly meeting last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) approved the Bonneville Power Administration’s “Oversupply Management Protocol,” marking a major litigation milestone in Bonneville’s controversial efforts to address those periods when the combined output of federal dams and wind generation in the Pacific Northwest exceeds electric demand in the region and in areas where power can be exported.

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“September 16: Pivot Point for the Columbia River Treaty and the Future of the Columbia River Basin”: Eric Christensen Publishes Article in “The Water Report”

We’re proud to announce that GTH partner Eric Christensen has published an article in the July 2014 issue of The Water Report, one of the most respected …

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New National Lab Study Identifies Huge Hydropower Potential, Especially in the Pacific Northwest

Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (“ORNL”) released a comprehensive analysis of the potential for new hydroelectric development in the …

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Please Join Us for “Clean Water and Stormwater” Conference

We’re pleased to announce that Eric Christensen will be speaking at Law Seminars International’s 14th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Clean Water and Stormwater. Eric will be participating …

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BPA Attempts to Split the Baby on Oversupply Management Costs

In its latest effort to put to rest the years-long controversy that has swirled around its efforts to address excessive electricity production during periods when high winds …

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Ninth Circuit Orders Amendments to Northwest Power & Conservation Council’s Sixth Power Plan

While rejecting the potentially most far-reaching claim of the environmental petitioners, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit yesterday remanded the Northwest Power and Conservation …

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Federal Judge Orders Washington to Remove Salmon-Blocking Culverts

In the latest chapter of decades-long litigation over the treaty rights of Washington’s Native American tribes, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington recently …

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D.C. Circuit Upholds Endangered Species Act Listing of Polar Bear

In a decision with strong overtones for climate policy and federal permitting of projects that release greenhouse gases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit …

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