Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session, July 30 and October 19, 1979   [open pdf - 201MB]

These are the July 30 and October 19, 1979 hearings on "Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning," held before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the U.S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From the opening statement of John D. Dingell: "Today, the subcommittee continues its consideration of legislation concerning the electric power planning problems of the Pacific Northwest. During the last Congress, we held 5 days of hearings on H.R. 13931, the 'Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act'. These included 3 days in the region where we heard a wide range of testimony from nearly 100 witnesses. We learned that although there was general, but not universal support, for Federal action, H.R. 13931 needed substantial revision in order to satisfy concerns of various interests for effective public participation: Strong conservation; resolution of the allocation problem; coordinated regional planning; preservation of the multiple uses of the river; and for minimization of economic disruptions. [...] We will hear today from my colleagues from the region in order to gain their perspectives on the growing consensus evident in the bill reported by the Senate Energy Committee, the modifications which they perceive as necessary, and the present state of the electric planning problems in the Pacific Northwest."

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Serial No. 96-70
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