California ex rel. State Water Resources Bd. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

ELR Citation: ELR 21303
No(s). 87-7538 (9th Cir. Jun 6, 1989)

The court holds that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has exclusive authority under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to set hydroelectric power project minimum water flow rates. The court first holds that the degree of deference owed to FERC's interpretation of the FPA is considerably rela...