Power Plants Kill Fish - Organizations and Key Reports


Below is a list of organizations that are leading the fight against the needless destruction of fish and other aquatic life by the nation’s aging power plants.


Citizens Campaign for the Environment


Sierra Club

Delaware Riverkeeper Network

California Coastkeeper Alliance

Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper

Narragansett Baykeeper



Below is a list of reports and and other resources regarding the damage caused by power plants on aquatic life.

Giant Fish Blenders: How Power Plants Kill Fish and Damage Our Waterways - Sierra Club

Economic Damages of Impingement and Entrainment of Fish, Fish Eggs, and Fish Larvae at the Bay Shore Power Plant - Gentner Consulting Group

Burning Our Rivers: The Water Footprint of Electricity - River Network

Best Technology Available (BTA) for Cooling Water Intake Structures - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The Relationship between Cooling Water Capacity Utilization, Electric Generating Capacity Utlization, and Impingement and Entrainment at New York State Steam Electric Generating Facilities - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

California’s Power Plant Once-Through Cooling Regulation - California State Water Resources Control Board

Entergy Corp. v. EPA - Supreme Court of the United States

Cooling Water Intake Structures—CWA §316(b) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Quick and the Dead: Fish Entrainment, Entrapment, and the Implementation and Application of Section 316(B) of the Clean Water Act - Vermont Law Review, 1995.

The Quick and the Dead - Waterkeeper, Winter 2007