DOI’s Dam Plan Undermines Hydropower

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Deputy Secretary Mike Connor announced the final Record of Decision for Glen Canyon Dam’s Long-term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP). The Glen Canyon Dam’s reservoir is located in both Arizona and Utah. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:

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“The Obama administration is once again making long-term decisions before the clock runs out. Today’s announcement is not about balance. The plan creates undue imbalance that undermines hydropower generation at Glen Canyon Dam.

“Communities in seven states, including Utah, depend on this once low-cost and renewable resource but have been shortchanged by ignorant federal officials. This will have long-term negative impacts on an entire region that depends on federal hydropower for years to come.”

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The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 44 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats. Learn more about Chairman Bishop and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.

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