MPRB LETTER TO FERC RE TERMINATION OF CROWN HYDRO
On July 19, 2012 the MPRB submitted a letter to FERC supporting the termination of Crown Hydro’s license. Here is the letter’s introduction:
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (“Park Board”) supports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC”) proposed Termination of License by Implied Surrender for Crown Hydro, LLC’s (“Crown Hydro”) proposed hydroelectric facility, Project Number 11175. FERC’S action is completely justified under the implied surrender doctrine as articulated in Lichoulas v. F.E.R.C., 606 F.3d 769 (2010) and the facts of the case. In March of 1999, FERC issued a license to Crown Hydro to construct a hydroelectric facility. Thirteen years later the project has not even begun. Simply put, the time has come to end this project and terminate the license.”
Attached is a copy of the complete seven page letter submitted to FERC by the MPRB’S legal counsel, Brian Rice.
Co-founder of Park Watch