The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted the surrender of Pacific Power's license on Condit Dam today, clearing the company to remove the dam on Washington's White Salmon River as planned. The commission found the benefits of dam removal to fish, wildlife and whitewater recreation outweigh the costs of removing the dam, which can generate 14 megawatts of electricity (tiny compared with Bonneville's 1,100 megawatts, and the like).
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