The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) believes it is crucial to address environmental issues with transparency and a commitment to facts. That is why we question some of the assertions made by hydropower providers as to the environmental benefits of their product.
In particular, we have some issues with the “science” behind their assertions and how that is behind the Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act (H.R. 4045). This legislation aims to increase clean, renewable hydropower resources in the United States, purportedly to combat climate change and improve environmental quality. However, we believe it’s essential to critically examine its language and intentions.