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My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...low-income seniors after Gov. Frank Murkowski eliminated the longevity bonus.We can't afford the $6 billion Susitna Dam and should use the funds left in that project to help cut the deficit. At a time of budget deficits, we can't afford...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-07/my-turn-alaska-shouldnt-balance-its-b
Opinion
My Turn: The case for big projects

...embrace responsible, serious economic development.Visionary projects like the Knik Arm Bridge, Juneau Access, the Susitna Dam and other large public works should be considered part of government's commitment to expanding our infrastructure...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-case-big-projects
Opinion
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

Fifty years ago, Alaskans were arguing about a dam. It would have been a colossal structure - the largest in the world. It would have provided enough clean, cheap hydroelectricity to power every home and business in Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-02/empire-editorial-case-susitna-dam
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The Ambler road. The Juneau road. The Knik Arm bridge. The Susitna Dam. The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP), known colloquially as the "bullet line." The large-diameter natural...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/alaska-editorial-dwindling-appetite-m
Opinion
My Turn: The case for sustainable hydropower in Alaska

...in last week with "The Case for Susitna Dam." In this editorial, the board...build a case for the embattled Susitna dam and actually undermine arguments...challenges. Unfortunately, the Susitna dam does not meet any of the Empire...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-07/my-turn-case-sustainable-hydropower-a
Opinion
Letter: Find a real energy solution

...energy goal" to justify its proposed $5 billion-plus Susitna dam, according your Feb. 18 article (Dam project draws...renewable" if they were less than 50 megawatts.The Susitna dam is rated at 600 megawatts, 12 times Congressman Young's...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-02-28/letter-find-real-energy-solution
Letters
My Turn: Trading salmon for kilowatts is bad energy policy for alaskans

...3 commentary on the proposed Susitna dam by Alaska Energy Authority's...impacts of dams. But the proposed Susitna dam is the antithesis of sustainable...not the case with the proposed Susitna dam. The over $5 billion cost is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-11/my-turn-trading-salmon-kilowatts-bad-
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska can't afford two mega-energy projects

...dam, you will still need the gas regardless."The Susitna dam would also fail to meet the needs of rural Alaskans who...clear. Let's stop throwing good money after bad. The Susitna dam is flawed and unnecessary. Put an end to its funding...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-two-mega-e
Opinion
DamNation Documentary screening in Juneau

...measures and the development of less harmful sources of electricity without catastrophic risks, like those posed by the Susitna dam. The film tour comes on the heels of the closing of the Alaska State Legislature, where the Susitna-Watana project...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/damnation-documentary-screening-june
Outdoors
Alaska editorial: Southern comfort: Could Cook Inlet gas provide more power again?

...problems are indeed being solved, then an opportunity to continue this time-tested strategy exists.Construction of the Susitna dam could render the use of gas-fired generation unnecessary, but, even if the state encounters no obstacles in its...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-02/alaska-editorial-southern-comfort-cou
Opinion

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