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Federal legislation may make local hydro projects easier to pull off

Pumped storage hydropower projects that are in planning for the Coulee, as well as for Halverson Canyon north of Creston, may be aided by recent federal legislation.

The road to bringing Columbia Basin Hydropower’s $1.4 billion Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project to fruition may have just gotten a little smoother.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was passed by Congress in November 2021.

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