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Assessing the "need to negotiate" in FERC licensing consultations: a study of two hydropower projects

January 1, 1993

We investigated the “need to negotiate” in a comparative case study of multi-agency negotiations in the FERC licensing process. Researchers interviewed participants in two cases involving environmental consultations and asked about parties' level of need to negotiate throughout the process. Participants identified a need to negotiate, and when this need was strongly felt, there was an increased opportunity for an agreement to be reached. An intense need to negotiate by all parties is not a prerequisite to successful agreements. When key participants have a strong need to negotiate, they can instigate negotiations and encourage the involvement of other parties.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1993
Title Assessing the "need to negotiate" in FERC licensing consultations: a study of two hydropower projects
DOI 10.1016/0195-9255(93)90002-S
Authors Beth A. K. Coughlan, Nina Burkardt, David Fulton
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Series Number
Index ID 70128718
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization