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Interior Wants Species Studies For Utah Dam Project

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 2:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior said Friday that Porcupine Reservoir Co. must take a closer look at how its proposed 560-kilowatt hydroelectric plant in Utah would affect wildlife before it can move forward with the project.

PRC filed a preliminary application for the Porcupine Dam Hydropower Project in September with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The project, based in the Little Bear River, would expand on the Porcupine Reservoir in Avon, Utah, and would consist of three turbines and a 12.5-kilovolt transmission line.

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