Document - Black Canyon Hydroelectric Project Motion to Intervene
Conservation Groups file in opposition to the issuance of a preliminary permit for the Black Canyon Hydroelectric Project for a number of reasons. The river section proposed for development has been found eligible and has been recommended for designation as a Wild and Scenic River by the United States Forest Service, and is identified as a protected area from hydropower development by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council). Issuing a preliminary permit for a site that has previously been deemed unsuitable for development,2 is located on a potential but not yet congressionally designated Wild and Scenic River section, and that lies within a “protected area” is not in the public interest. Furthermore, allowing an applicant to move forward with new studies on a project with such enormous barriers to licensing creates unnecessary burden and expense for the applicant, agencies (including Commission staff) and other stakeholders.
Motion to intervene for preliminary permit for the Black Canyon Hydroelectric Project.
Filename - Black Canyon Hydroelectric Project Motion to Intervene913.pdf
Size - 2.45MB