California v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

ELR Citation: ELR 20913
No(s). 89-333 (U.S. May 21, 1990)

The Court holds that California's minimum flow rate requirements, which allow water to remain in a bypassed section of a stream and unavailable to drive hydroelectric generators, are preempted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) minimum flow rates set under the Federal Power Act (...