Thursday, February 14, 2008

"Washington Dept. of Ecology Asks FERC to Rescind Its First Hydrokinetic License"

From the law firm Stoel Rives LLP comes this report on Ecology's petition to have FERC rescind the license for the Makah Bay wave-energy project based on technical violations of the Clean Water Act and Coastal Zone Management Act.
The Washington Department of Ecology ("Ecology") filed a petition on January 17, 2008 requesting that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") rescind its first ever hydrokinetic license. Issues raised in Ecology's petition are not unique to Washington.