Army Corps of Engineers: An Assessment of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement of the Lower Snake River Dams

RCED-00-186 Published: Jul 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Corps of Engineers' environmental impact statement (EIS) of the Lower Snake River dams, focusing on: (1) extent to which the Corps followed applicable procedures and guidelines in preparing the draft EIS; and (2) reasonableness of the methodology the Corps used to analyze and present the effects of breaching the dams, specifically with respect to electricity costs, transportation costs, and air quality.

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