Supreme Court Asks Obama Admin to Weigh In on Riverbed Dispute

Greenwire: The Supreme Court asked for the Obama administration's views today on whether the Montana Supreme Court correctly ruled that a power company must pay rent for the use of riverbeds where its hydroelectric dams are located. The decision to ask for the federal government to weigh in on the case indicates the court has a keen interest in the issues and is more likely than not to eventually decide to hear it. In its decision (pdf), the Montana court held over the objections of power company PPL......

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