Alaska’s Environmental Protection Department on Tuesday revoked its permit for a proposed solar farm, which the state’s Republican governor called a “massive waste of taxpayer dollars” and a threat to the environment.
The revocation comes after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said it received a complaint from a local citizen about the project.
The governor called on the governor to rescind the permit, which would have created a large solar project that would have generated up to 20 gigawatts of electricity over the next 30 years.
The proposed solar project is one of several solar farms proposed in Alaska.
The state is planning to build a second facility, on the coast of Kodiak, with the aim of producing 100 gigawatts by 2022.
The first solar farm was planned in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in late 2015, but that project was canceled after it was found to be illegal.