Alaska Governor Kills the Susitna Hydro Dam Project

The Governor of Alaska, has directed the state to shut down the proposed new hydropower dam project on the Susitna River, 90 miles upstream of Talkeetna.

The proposed Watana dam would be one of the tallest dams in the US directly affecting 233 miles of the mainstem Susitna River and indirectly affecting about 1300 miles of its tributaries.

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Report Encourages Alaska to Choose Natural Gas Over Hydroelectric Energy

A new study by Alaska Hydro Project has concluded that supplying energy for the Alaska Rainbelt through natural gas, specifically through Cook Inlet, would save the ratepayers in Alaska $35 billion (in 2014 dollars) over 50 years.

The report concludes that deriving energy from natural gas from Cook Inlet “…is the most cost-effective alternative, requiring the least capital investment, yet producing the greatest long-term economic benefit to the regional economy with the least environmental and social impact.”

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