Park Service Slams Deadlines For 600-MW Alaska Dam Project

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 4:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. National Park Service argued Thursday that the Alaska Energy Authority's deadlines for environmental studies for the proposed 600-megawatt Susitna-Watana hydroelectric dam near Anchorage are too tight to allow an adequate assessment of the project’s potential impact on recreational activities in the area.

In comments filed with the Federal Energy Regulation Commission, the agency said the AEA’s March 20 deadline for the final 2012 study plans is unrealistic, arguing that recreational studies for the year need time to focus more deeply on the impact of...
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