Dams

September 10, 2014--How 'clean power' dams actually damage the environment (Public Radio International)

“Hydropower is really not a renewable resource in the most strict sense of the term,” explains Jason Rainey, the executive director of International Rivers.


August 27, 2014--Dams vs. rivers (Environmental News Network)

A new 'State of the World's Rivers' database shows how the world's rivers have been impoverished by dams and their ecosystems devastated - and provides a valuable resource to help save river basins that remain in good health. 


August 22, 2014--Governor thinks new major dam project ‘unlikely’ (Aspen Times)

Gov. John Hickenlooper told members of the Colorado Water Congress on Thursday that he thinks it’s “unlikely” that public opinion in the state has shifted in favor of a new major dam project being built in the state, even in the face of population growth and drought.


August 3, 2014--Setting rivers free: As dams are torn down, nature is quickly recovering (Christian Science Monitor)

“Look underneath you,” commands Nate Gray, a burly biologist for the state of Maine. He reaches down to the grate floor of a steel cage perched on a dam straddling the Sebasticook River, and pulls back a board revealing the roiling river 30 feet below.


July 14, 2014--The past and future of California's water (Scientific American)

The 20th century dawned with both excitement and concern for the water future of California and the rapidly growing but arid American West. Gold fever was receding, urban populations were burgeoning, and tentative efforts at modern, irrigated agriculture were expanding.


June 18, 2014--Colorado's water plan is being hijacked (Denver Post)

Last year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper wrote an executive order requiring the state to create an official Colorado water plan that would lay out how the state should manage water for the next 30 years. Unfortunately, that plan is being hijacked by dam and pipeline builders who want to dam, drain, dry up, and destroy our Colorado rivers.


June 9, 2014--Obama signs $12 billion water infrastructure bill; ag groups applaud (Greeley Tribune)

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that approves $12.3 billion in infrastructure projects and aims to boost U.S. ports and waterways. The measure passed by wide margins in both the House and Senate, and has been applauded by a number of organizations, particularly agriculture groups.


May 17, 2014--Expanding hydropower (New York Times)

“Tear Down ‘Deadbeat’ Dams,” by Yvon Chouinard (Op-Ed, May 8), argues that we should remove dams that no longer serve a public benefit. I agree; there are dams in the United States that are candidates for removal for various reasons.


May 4, 2014--Priorities have changed in water management (Albuquerque Journal)

One of the best developments for the environment in the West has been the quiet but deep revolution in federal water policy. Over the course of the past quarter century, we have moved from a dam-and-reservoir, build-at-any-cost mentality to a multifaceted approach that respects all that we need from, and love about, rivers. Floyd Dominy, the charismatic long-serving U.S.


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