Is the Future of Eel River Dams Being Decided Behind Closed Doors?

The Scott Dam on the Eel River. Photo: Rob Badger/Friends of the Eel River.
The Scott Dam on the Eel River. Photo: Rob Badger/Friends of the Eel River.

Tune in for a discussion of the fate of the Eel River dams that highlights more questions than answers. Pacific Gas and Electric made headlines last week when they announced, during the Eel Russian River Commission (ERRC) meeting, their intention to sell or surrender the Eel River dams. The Commission then began a discussion of how to expand their charter to meet the requirements of obtaining and running the Eel River dams, without admitting any intention to actually acquire the dams. They told the public they have a plan, but won’t tell us what it is for. Friends of the Eel River Executive Director Stephanie Tidwell and Conservation Director Scott Greacen question what is really going on, and why Humboldt County representatives like Estelle Fennell appear to be acting against the public’s best interest.


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