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Speaking Up For Migratory Fish

In testimony before Congress [on May 12, 2022], Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood advocated for lawmakers to modernize the licensing process for hydropower projects while keeping in place critical requirements that ensure fish passage and tribal input.

Over the past two years, TU joined with partners from hydropower, conservation, and tribal interests to develop shared proposals to support responsible hydropower development and advance the rehabilitation, retrofit, and removal of the nation’s existing dams.

Wood explained that while TU supports the goals of and many of the results of that process, more work is needed to ensure that legislative changes do not undermine requirements for fish passage that are so important for protecting migratory fish populations affected by hydropower projects.

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