New hydropower project announced for Utah

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    lost in DC | 5:53 p.m.,

    I don't know.

    Who DID control the congress when the dams were built?

    Or should other people look up answers to the questions you can't be bothered to answer, yourself?

  • dlharman South Jordan, UT
    May 10, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    lost in DC:

    I'm a tree hugger and I'm for it.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 10, 2011 5:53 p.m.


    who controlled congress when the dams were built?

    which streams were destroyed because the wsater was diverted to run down pipes? How long before they tear out the hydro plants to restore the streams like they did along the Columbia and all over the Olympic peninsula in WA state?

  • Resolute Voice Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    The lawsuit to prevent this has been drafted and the environmentalists are judge shopping. This project may never happen. Pick any reason you want; native habitat, endangered species, pollution, traffic, etc... This project makes sense, but the power from it will most likely be sold to other states. Utah wind power and Utah water power should be for Utah and only Utah.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    May 10, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    Please read your comment one more time sbc. You stated that now is not the time for political slamming then went directly in to it yourself. My comments have nothing to do with political anything-maybe! This is wonderful news about hydro energy being built in Utah, "NOW" keep the power IN UTAH! Don't sell it to neighboring states under any circumstances, we need it and will pay for it. End of story.

  • sbc Mesa, AZ
    May 10, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    I love that Utah was chosen for something like this. Utah already has a thermo power plant that seems to be pretty awesome. Now enough with the political slamming. Both are at fault. It seems that the Democrats talk a good talk but haven't stepped up to the plate when it counts. I remember the Kennedy's refused to have windmills put on their precious island because it looked bad and then there is Gore who is the champion of talk the talk not walk the walk. Both sides are at fault.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    May 10, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    This is a no brainer in my opinion.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    Green energy?

    But...oil, coal and nuclear power are doing so well.

    *'Depleted uranium arrives in EnergySolutions' Clive facility from South Carolina' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - DSNews - 12/22/09

    *'Study says coal burning in Utah kills 202 a year' - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/19/10

    *'Utah's own oil disaster' - Deseret News editorial - 06/15/10
    'Instead of millions of gallons leaking uncontrollably into the Gulf with no immediate means available to stop it, the Salt Lake City leak equaled about 33,000 gallons...'

    * 'Northern Utah's air is the worst in the nation' - KSL - 01/11/10

    Sarcasm off.

    I prefer renewable energy sources.

    *Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight' - By Eliane Engeler - AP - 07/08/10
    'Aircraft could stay in the air indefinitely, charging batteries from sun's rays.'

  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    May 10, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    How will this impact the traffic on Hwy 6? If at all?

    It's already one of the most dangerous roads in the nation...

  • dlharman South Jordan, UT
    May 10, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    It's about time. We live in a state where all of our water originates thousands of feet above our heads and less than 5% of our energy is produced by Hydro (262 Megawatts vs 5036 Megawatts from coal). In Utah, the reservoirs are already built. dumb. dumb. Gravity is free.

    Why did it take the federal government to initiate this?

    I guess renewable energy projects are against the platform of the predominant political party whose idea of conservatism means using 1860's coal technology to provide power!