Small hydro projects bill passes U.S. House

By the Tri-City HeraldApril 10, 2013 

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to boost development of small hydropower projects.

The bill would authorize hydropower development on man-made Bureau of Reclamation canals and stream-line regulatory processes. It has the potential to generate thousands of megawatts of hydropower at no cost to taxpayers, according to supporters.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hear hydropower bills April 23, according to staff of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

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