H.R. 200, 'Inland Empire Perchlorate Ground Water Plume Assessment Act of 2011'; and H.R. 2842, 'Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydro-Power Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011', Legislative Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, September 14, 2011   [open pdf - 254KB]

This is the September 2011 hearing on H.R. 200 and H.R. 2842 held before the House Subcommittee on Water and Power. From the opening statement of Tom McClintock: "Earlier this year, this Subcommittee heard dramatic testimony that we could add the equivalent of one large hydropower dam in a single State simply by placing small generators into existing Federal conduits. But we learned the reason this isn't happening is solely because Federal regulations have made it economically infeasible to do so. We heard that endless regulatory delays and exorbitant permitting fees literally double the cost of these projects, making them cost prohibitive. […] It is truly mystifying that a nation suffering a prolonged recession, and plagued with increasingly scarce and expensive electricity, would adopt a willful and deliberate policy of obstructing construction of these inexpensive and innocuous generators in existing facilities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joe Baca, Paul A. Gosar, Tom McClintock, Grace F. Napolitano, Scott R. Tipton, Robert S. Lynch, David Murillo, Ed Scott, Christopher J. Treese, Grant R. Ward, and William Werkheiser.

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