While Two Putt does a fantastic job addressing all the issues at play, I happened upon the site of another supporter of this project. More than just a couple bloggers addressing all of the objections to a legitimate project, this site is a broader call to action for Crown Hydro called "The Power of One Hundred".
What makes this site unique is that it was created by a young woman still in high school by the name of Charise Canales. It is all too infrequent that we see our youth becoming actively engaged with community issues but this young lady is taking it upon herself to personally find 99 other individuals to support this clean energy project. She has even found herself in the news with this piece from the Southwest Journal:
Less typical is her deliberate insertion into a two decades-long, often contentious discussion. The teensy, bespectacled 18-year-old supports — actively supports — the Crown Hydro project, the proposed hydroelectric power plant that would produce energy from St. Anthony Falls. That"s the same Crown Hydro project that once drew out a highly concerned former vice president and recently angered the Minneapolis City Council.
Canales doesn"t care much about the drama. She believes Crown Hydro will create jobs and has the potential of offsetting 18,000 tons of carbon dioxide. That"s what she"s telling her family, her friends, the Internet. In September, she launched the Power of One Hundred, a website aimed at getting 100 people to support the project. So far, she has 18.
The time is now, she said, for Crown Hydro to build.
"It"s been in the works since I was born," she said. "My fate is kind of intertwined with the project."