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November 9, 2017

House approves bill to expand hydropower

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill aimed at expanding hydroelectric power.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, would define hydropower as a renewable energy source and streamline the way projects are licensed, with primary authority granted to a single federal agency. Lawmakers approved the bill Wednesday, 257-166.

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