In 1961, the United States and Canada agreed to jointly develop and operate dams on the Columbia River for flood control and electrical power generation. Their agreement, the Columbia River Treaty, expires in 2024. In this interview, Hydro Leader talks with Scott Simms, the CEO and executive director of the Public Power Council (PPC) and the chairman of the Columbia River Treaty Power Group, about the current negotiations to modernize the agreement as the deadline looms. Click here to read the article published in the May 2023 issue of the Hydro Leader.
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Enjoy this edition of the Columbia River Treaty Power Group’s quarterly newsletter. Our goal is to provide the highlights of the key issues and happenings as it relates to the goal of seeing a modernized Columbia River Treaty. In each newsletter, we also look to provide Power Group members with tools that can help communicate the importance of rebalancing the Canadian Entitlement. Have ideas for content you would like to see in the future? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reestablishing a more balanced Canadian Entitlement provision within the Columbia River Treaty should be a priority for the United States. In a recent letter to the President, the Power Group outlines our request to provide input before any draft agreement in principle is reached. Click here to read our letter.