Alabama Power Loses Coosa License

Alabama Power was denied a license renewal by federal regulators for its seven Coosa River dams. This decision was made after the US Court of Appeals concluded that the license didn’t effectively deal with the negative impact the dam operations have on Coosa River’s plants and animals.

The rejection of the 30 year license extension means Alabama Power has to come up with another way to meet the federal Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act rules. The Coosa River system provides more than half of Alabama Power’s hydroelectric power.


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