Whatcom, Washington withdraws from Thomas Bay hydro project

Officials with Whatcom county, Washington are pulling out of the permitting process for proposed hydro-electric facilities in Thomas bay, near Petersburg. A private company wants to develop several hydro-plants in the remote bay and sell the power to Canada and the lower 48. The county’s involvement had prompted concerns from the southeast town, where many residents and the city council have objected to the development plan.

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg