3/7/2013

The Alaska Energy Authority hopes to construct a $5.2 billion dam on the Susitna River. The dam is expected to produce up to 600 megawatts of electricity, which will become a new power source for more than two-thirds of Alaska's population. However, the project faces two challenges. -- whether it would be cheaper to build a natural gas pipeline spur instead of the dam, and the dam's effect on the salmon population.

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