The Columbia River flows through a narrow channel, tamed by the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington, in this May 26, 2000 photo. The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill aimed at expanding hydroelectric power, an action supporters said would boost a clean source of renewable energy but opponents denounced as a giveaway to large power companies.
The Columbia River flows through a narrow channel, tamed by the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington, in this May 26, 2000 photo. The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill aimed at expanding hydroelectric power, an action supporters said would boost a clean source of renewable energy but opponents denounced as a giveaway to large power companies. Elaine Thompson AP File Photo
The Columbia River flows through a narrow channel, tamed by the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington, in this May 26, 2000 photo. The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill aimed at expanding hydroelectric power, an action supporters said would boost a clean source of renewable energy but opponents denounced as a giveaway to large power companies. Elaine Thompson AP File Photo

Republicans want to make it easier to expand hydropower across the nation

November 11, 2017 11:00 AM