The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska explains their support of the Makushin Volcano Geothermal Project.
Citing "a strategic way to expand and diversify our local economy", the letter further identifies the benefits of the green power under consideration by the City of Unalaska.
"Geothermal power will provide the community with enhanced electrical production, increasing energy security and provide for future economic development. Unalaska will benefit from lower electric bills to the consumer and industry, and consistent utility rates. In addition to powering the City, geothermal power will stimulate Unalaska's involvement in additional sustainable industries such as agriculture and kelp farming, accommodating advanced technologies, installing green energy infrastructure, appealing to eco-tourism and adventure travel." (Full letter here.)