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Gila River Indian Community Blocks SRP

By Jon Erickson for ABC15

Salt River Project believes parts of quickly-growing Chandler will soon require more electricity, but a plan to provide that power has stalled (AZBEX, June 25, 2013).

The Gila River Indian Community Council voted this week to not allow a right-of-way for part of the power line infrastructure on Gila River land, according to an SRP news release.

The project would go to supply projected increased power needs along the Price Road Corridor.

SRP will not bury the lines because that would cost 11 times more than placing them above ground.

SRP plans to reach out to the Gila River Community to try to resolve the issue.

Read more at ABC15

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