• Title: Rivers at Risk: Concerned Citizen's Guide To Hydropower
  • Author: John Echeverria, Pope Barrow, Richard Roos-Collins
  • Released: 1989-11-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 229
  • ISBN: 0933280831
  • ISBN13: 978-0933280830
  • ASIN: 0933280831
From Library Journal Three environmental lawyers wrote this practical layperson's handbook to describe how citizens can legally intervene in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) licensing process to prevent or to mitigate the effects of nonfederal hydroelectric dam projects. The text footnotes key sections of federal law, and eight separate appendixes list names and addresses of federal agencies and conservation groups, reproduce FERC's environmental protection and Freedom of Information Act regulations, and list over 200 hydroelectric projects which are due for relicensing during the next decade. Appendixes also provide some case-study examples of citizen intervention. A useful book for public libraries in communities with an interest in river preservation and for academic institutions with courses in environmental law or political action.
-Laurie Tynan, Montgomery Cty . -Norristown P.L., Pa.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the edition.

About the Author

John D. Echeverria was general counsel of American Rivers and the director of its National Center for Hydropower Policy. Prior to joining American Rivers in 1987, he was an associate with the law firm of Hughes Hubbard and Reed in Washington, D.C., and the law clerk to the Honorable Gerhard Gesell. Mr. Echeverria is a graduate of the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. A fisherman and canoeist, Mr. Echeverria has written extensively on energy and environmental matters.

Pope Barrow is an attorney with substantial experience in environmental and energy law. He is former director of the American White-water Affiliation. Mr. Barrow, an avid white-water enthusiast, has written extensively on river conservation issues. In 1987, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to river conservation, Perception, Inc., awarded Mr. Barrow the River Conservationist of the Year Award. Mr. Barrow is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.

Richard Roos-Collins was Deputy Attorney General in environmental law for the state of California. Previous to that position, he was a staff attorney with the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Mr. Roos-Collins was formerly publicist and litigation coordinator for Friends of the River, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving California's wild rivers. He is a graduate of Princeton and of Harvard Law School.

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