Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

November 19, 2020

Is Third Time the Charm for Klamath Dam Removal Project?

On November 17, California, Oregon, PacifiCorp, and the Yurok and Karuk Tribes announced a new agreement with the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) to reaffirm KRRC’s status as dam removal entity and provide additional funding for the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.  The Memorandum of Agreement is the latest development in a decade-long effort to remove the J.C. Boyle, Copco I, Copco II, and Iron Gate Dams, long-advocated by Agreement proponents as a means to increase salmon populations…. Read More
Written by Ellen M. Simmons