Kaiparowits Power Project

Project description: The Kaiparowits Power Project consists of eleven interviews regarding the proposed construction in 1965 by Southern California Edison Company of a coal-powered generator in southern Utah. After ten years of wangling and opposition from environmental groups and federal regulators, the power company abandoned the project.

Regulatory significance: Federal environmental regulators played a significant role in the demise of the project, and the oral history interviews illuminate how locals in southern Utah viewed the conflict and perceived the involvement of the regulators. Of particular salience in the interviews is the trade-off between environmental health and economic development.

RepositoryCenter for Oral and Public History, California State University – Fullerton

Interview dates: 1976-1978

Digital access: No online availability. Contact repository directly for digital copies.


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