Monday, November 19, 2007

Feds recommend keeping Klamath dams

The ruling is the lone regulatory voice that completely ignores the plight of the salmon on the Klamath River and recommends not only keeping the dams, but trapping and hauling spawning fish around them, the worst of all possible solutions. Even PacifiCorp, the electric utility that owns the dams, has said it will spend $300 million to build fish ladders to help the salmon.

The FERC has made a number of questionable rulings under this Administration, going back to the Enron days. See this documentary that examines their role in the bad old days of blackouts in California.

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