FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur will leave the agency at the end of August after serving since 2010. Although her current five-year term expired June 30, commissioners may continue serving after term expiration until a successor has been seated. Once she leaves, FERC will be down to three m… Read More

A federal judge has denied a request from three environmental groups to order additional drawdowns and spills at Willamette Valley projects, saying they were unable to show that irreparable harm to Endangered ­Species Act-listed fish would occur without a preliminary injunction. Read More

Idaho Power received water quality ­certifications from the states of Idaho and Oregon in its quest to ­relicense the Hells Canyon Complex, a step that the ­company is calling “a huge milestone” toward earning a new license to operate the three hydroelectric projects on the Snake River. Read More