Alaskan governor renews dam plans

From the Anchorage Daily News on Sunday, January 25, 2009:

Gov. Sarah Palin’s goal for Alaska to receive 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025 is reviving long-held dreams of the state building a giant hydro project like the Susitna dam. It’s also inspiring skeptical questions about realism and expense. …

State officials began talking about damming the Susitna River in the 1970s as the North Slope oil money first started to flow into the state treasury. The state considered a version that involved dams at Devils Canyon north of Talkeetna and at Watana Creek to the east.

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