The Department of the Interior published a Request for Information regarding the proposed development of new dams to generate electric power.
The American Rivers letter, signed by over 80 organizations, including the ACA, uses published data to argue that “we should focus our resources and efforts on upgrading existing hydropower projects and adding hydropower capabilities to existing non-powered dams rather than building new projects.” The rationale behind American Rivers’ position is presented in their letter to the DOI.
Photo of the Snoqualmie River in Washington, where a new dam could be built. Photo from Thomas O'Keefe.
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