Hearings, Letters, Reports, and Legislation
This white paper, produced by Uncommon Dialogue Working Group 1, highlights innovative approaches to a climate-ready, river-friendly hydropower industry that operates safe and resilient U.S. infrastructure. The paper focuses primarily on opportunities for innovations and technologies in hydropower, as well as dam safety and dam removal. It also recommends actions and next steps to advance dam rehabilitation and retrofitting, while highlighting the need for continued research into dam removal.
- Testimony by Malcolm Woolfe, President and CEO, National Hydropower Association
- Testimony by Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Rivers
- Testimony by Mary Pavel, Partner, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry LLC
Joint response from eight Uncommon Dialogue participant organizations from the industry, dam safety, and ENGO caucuses to Department of Energy Request for Information DE-FOA-0002762, which sought input on the implementation of the $630 million in DOE hydroelectric incentive programs (Sections 243 and 247) funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.
Letter from 35 hydropower companies and organizations to Congressional leaders in support of the Uncommon Dialogue proposed Federal Power Act revisions on dam licensing, relicensing and license surrender.
Letter from Norman Bay, Neil Chatterjee, Tony Clark and Philip D. Moeller to Congressional leaders in support of the Uncommon Dialogue proposed Federal Power Act revisions on dam licensing, relicensing and license surrender.
Letter to the House and Senate appropriations committees from dam safety officials, civil engineers, river conservation organizations, and the hydropower industry regarding funding for dam rehabilitation, retrofitting, and removal in the 2023 fiscal year.
Letters to federal agency leaders from dam safety groups, river conservation organizations, and hydropower industry about implementation of 21st Century Dams Act provisions included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
In a letter to President Biden, 40 members of Congress cited Stanford’s process to reach a joint statement between environmental and hydropower groups in requesting the inclusion of funding to retrofit, rehabilitate and remove dams in the proposed infrastructure package.
In letters to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and administration officials of relevant federal agencies, the Parties to the Joint Statement of Collaboration wrote to transmited the agreement.