“CRES has always supported hydropower as a critical component of the nation’s clean energy future. While hydropower is the U.S.’s oldest and most reliable renewable energy resource, its potential still is not fully tapped. As work continues to decarbonize the power sector, hydropower’s unique benefits are an essential part of any climate solution. CRES strongly supports the unwavering efforts of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to remove barriers needed to harness hydropower’s full potential. Elimination of these barriers is necessary to ensure a resilient and reliable clean energy grid. The Hydropower Policy Modernization Act is a critical step forward to create jobs and bolster American’s competitiveness in the energy sector.” Heather Reams, Executive Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions.