Friends disappointed

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Friends of Cooper Landing are very disappointed that Kenai Hydro LLC, Homer Electric Association and CIRI have announced the intention to proceed with plans to dam, divert and otherwise develop Grant Lake and creek and Falls Creek. These are two of five miniscule, seasonal hydropower projects proposed on tributaries of the Kenai River.

Industrializing the natural state of the Kenai River and its surroundings is contrary to two decades of protective public policy we have helped to establish and enforce. The irreversible impacts of new dams are tipping points that will degrade this river like so many rivers Outside. Is it even realistic to believe the public will tolerate the huge costs of these proposals? The integrity of our world class Kenai River is much too important to be compromised.

Bob Baldwin

President

Friends of Cooper Landing Inc.



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