This is not "new news", it has been brought up before. When other entities see what they would have to pay for with the operation of federal dams, they all back out. Examples; fish population, oxygen content of falling water below the dams, every EPA and DEQ requirement, flood controls, river transportation. These are just a few. Ask yourself why are there more federal dams on rivers than private entities? Because no one really wanted to pay for what it would cost to construct versus returns.