PETERSBURG-AK Petersburg will move forward with permitting for a proposed hydroelectric project at Ruth Lake in Thomas Bay. The City Council voted unanimously, Tuesday, to turn in a preliminary permit application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. There was support for the proposal at a public presentation earlier in the day. However, some residents who favored the public project also worried it could bolster controversial plans for private hydro development at other mountain lakes in the bay. (note: the following story refers to meetings taking place Monday. Monday was a holiday. The meetings took place Tuesday. KFSK regrets the error.)
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