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The complaints to the ESA concerning hydropower and the WFD in Norway

In February of 2011, several environmental NGOs and the organization for hydroelectricity producing municipalities (LVK) complained to the EFTA Surveillance Authority(ESA), arguing that revision of hydropower licenses had not been integrated sufficiently in the River Basin District Planning in line with WFD requirements

In February of 2016, the organization "Protect Lower Otta" complained to the ESA concerning the permit given by the Ministry of Oil and Energy to a hydropower project in Lower Otta.

In the following you will find the exchange of letters between the complainants, the ESA and the Norwegian Government:

Publisert: 15. mars 2016 Sist oppdatert: 15. mars 2016