Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20224
No(s). 14-1153 (D.C. Cir. Nov 20, 2015)

The D.C. Circuit held that FERC violated the Federal Power Act (FPA) when it issued a preliminary permit for a hydroelectric project in Polk County, Iowa, to a private developer. The case involved FERC's interpretation of FPA Ā§7(a), which grants preferential treatment to state and municipal applica...