Colorado

Mar 13, 2012 7:45 PM by Michael Macias

Decision on Aspen hydro plant delayed

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Aspen City Council has delayed an election on a new hydroelectric plant until November.

Council members on Monday canceled an ordinance granting land-use approvals necessary for the project.

According to the Aspen Daily News, council members rejected a petition from residents who were trying to force a vote in May on the Castle Creek hydro plant.

The city is seeking to build a 1.1 megawatt hydropower plant that would take water from Maroon Creek and Castle Creek.

Opponents say the water diversion would hurt the creeks.

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