Bill approves Alaska Native corporation project in national park
A bill in the 111th Congress authorizes a micro-hydroelectric project and land swap within Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

The Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act of 2010 allows Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native regional corporation, to build a 50-kilowatt power plant, a small dam and a small pipeline. The project will provide electricity to Kantishna Roadhouse, a lodge in the park that's owned by the corporation.

The project involves a 10-acre swap between Doyon and the federal government. The National Park Service supports the bill.

The bill was introduced last month. One hearing in the Senate has been held.

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Doyon Ltd. proposes hydroelectric project for Denali National Park (The Fairbanks Daily News Miner 10/26)

Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act of 2010:
S.3820 | H.R.6221