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!
How will this impact the traffic on Hwy 6? If at all?It's already
one of the most dangerous roads in the nation...
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.'
This is a no brainer in my opinion.
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.
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.
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.
dlharman,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?
lost in DC:I'm a tree hugger and I'm for it.
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?