PRESS RELEASE: FERC moves forward with hydro project near Lake Powell, Conservation groups vow to fight
FERC moves forward with pumped storage hydro project near Lake Powell Conservation groups vow to…
For Immediate Release
October 7, 2016
Contact: Gary Wockner, Save The Colorado, 970-218-8310
Colorado River, USA: Today the U.S. Dept of Interior released the “Final Environmental Impact Statement” (FEIS) for the “Long Term Experimental and Management Plan” (LTEMP) for Glen Canyon Dam. The FEIS is here.
“At first blush, the FEIS fails to comply with federal law,” said Gary Wockner of Save The Colorado. “The Colorado River system is failing — it’s failing to protect fish, failing to protect water supplies, and failing under the weight of climate change. The Dept of Interior has failed to consider alternatives for Glen Canyon Dam that meet the needs of the environment and the public, including dam removal.”
The Dept of Interior is allowing a “30-day public review” of the FEIS. Save The Colorado will be fully analyzing the FEIS in the next few weeks and plans to submit more comments into the process.