ORA is very concerned about the extreme deregulation that occurred with the recent waterpower exemption to the Permit to Take Water, and in this new Mercury Regulation where new and significantly redeveloped electricity producing dams have not been addressed. These important legislative requirements were designed to ensure hydroelectric facilities are held accountable for environmental and socio-economic impacts and risks to communities and riverine ecosystems.
ORA made the 5 December 2019 submission supplemental to our comments and recommendations made on 22 November 2019, located here.
ORA ran an online Petition Campaign and within 5 days 343 people signed petitions.
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED AND PROMOTED THE PETITION!!