Governor opposes Bear Lake project in Utah

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The proposed 60-MW Hook Canyon project in Utah received a huge blow when the Governor of Utah decided that the voice of the general public and the value of the Bear lake for tourism and local ecosystem should not be compromised. Gov. Jon Huntsman recently directed the Division of State Parks and Recreation to drop negotiations for an easement, effectively killing the project.The proposed project was never received well by anyone. At a public meeting on April 9, residents, environmentalists, economists, engineers and civic leaders gathered together to oppose the project which would have altered the natural environment that supports four endemic species of fish that are not found anywhere else in the world. A resident in the Bear Lake area said, "The potential to harm the area, is far too large to allow this type of an experiment to be continued. The risks are too great."   Read the transcripts of the meeting here.