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HR 3144 - To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes. - National Key Vote

Peter DeFazio voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (225-189) - (Key vote)
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Title: To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes.

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Federal Columbia River Power System is operated and managed in a way consistent with the Endangered Species Act.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers to operate the FCRPS in a manner consistent with the Endangered Species Act until the following dates, including, but not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • The date issued after the completion of the environmental impact statement; or

    • September 30, 2022.

  • Authorizes the Secretary to amend the Endangered Species Act based on any of the following determinations, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • Amendment is necessary for public safety, transmissions and grid reliability; or

    • The actions, operations, and other requirements that the amendment would remove are not longer warranted.

  • Prohibits any structural modification, action, study, or engineering plan that restricts electrical generation at any Federal Columbia Power System hydroelectric dam or limits navigation on the Snake River in the state of Washington, Oregon, or Idaho (Sec. 4).

  • Defines “FCRPS” as the Federal Columbia River Power System (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes.

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