Expanding carbon-free, renewable hydropower is an important way for the U.S. to enhance clean energy production. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Community and Hydropower Improvement Act to bolster hydropower production throughout the U.S. while protecting our environment.
“Hydropower is one of our nations most underutilized forms of renewable, carbon-free energy,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “CRES applauds Senators Steve Daines and Maria Cantwell for leading this bipartisan legislation to empower the United States to harness the power of our rivers and promote an all-of-the-above strategy that strengthens our energy security and reduces emissions.”
CRES was proud to endorse this bill alongside a broad range of stakeholders to streamline the hydropower permitting process, increase tribal engagement and oversight, expedite low impact projects, promote healthy habitat, and coordinate federal decision making.