As an Oregonian for 56 years, I am very familiar with the impacts, both good and bad, of hydropower. 10 years for permitting a new hydropower project seems appropriate given the extremely complex impact these have on everything upstream & downstream. There have been disastrous consequences in the past to adding dams, on the fish runs, on the ecology of the rivers, on the agriculture below and above the dams. Seems like this is just an attempt to remove regulations put in place to try and avoid similar mistakes in the future. I strongly urge a no vote. With projects this huge, and with this much potential impact, cautious assessment of all the factors upstream and especially downstream is mandatory, even if it takes 20 years!!