Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydropower projects

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Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydropower projects

https://apnews.com/article/native-a...hange-navajo-b5e86f47d52ca06bceecd782044264c1

Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest.

Previously, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted developers approval to move ahead with planning even if tribes objected. That practice came to an end last week. Now, a new commission policy allows tribes to quickly veto proposals, forcing businesses to cooperate with them if they want the federal government to grant exclusive rights to their hydropower projects.

Navajo residents living near the proposed hydropower site were concerned about potential damage to underground water supplies and sacred lands.



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It will be interesting to see how many dams / hydropower projects this will stop or make to expensive to complete?
 

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