Modernizing hydropower: Licensing and Reforms for a Clean Energy Future

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce

May 12, 2022

Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145

Washington – Tom Kiernan, President of American Rivers, testified today before the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, in a hearing titled, “Modernizing Hydropower: Licensing and Reforms for a Clean Energy Future”.

The hearing explored a hydropower licensing reform package, negotiated with the hydropower industry, conservation groups and Tribes, which Kiernan called, “an integrated and holistic proposal that successfully creates common ground among the differing interests and priorities of the environmental, tribal, and industry constituencies. It has been carefully balanced to ensure that we “do no harm” to any interests while creating a win-win-win for conservation, tribal, and industry interests.”

Read Tom Kiernan’s testimony here