July 24, 2024
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FERC Denies Permit for Pumped Storage Hydro on Navajo Land
Tribe Opposed Project; W.Va. Project Receives Preliminary Permit
Little Colorado River
Little Colorado River | Shutterstock
FERC denied an application for a 3.6-MW pumped storage hydropower facility on the Little Colorado River in Arizona —  entirely on Navajo Nation land — after the tribe protested that it had not been consulted with by the developer.
Energy StorageEnvironmental RegulationsHydropowerWest Virginia