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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Pearson, Byron E., 1960-
Still the wild river runs.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2002
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Byron E Pearson
|Description:||xxii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||"A profitless locality" --
Think big! --
The battle is joined --
"Grand Canyon, Armageddon" --
Canyon in the balance --
The hinge of fate --
A mirage of power.
|Responsibility:||Byron E. Pearson.|
"Byron Pearson now takes a closer look at history to show that the Sierra Club's ability to mobilize public opinion did not appreciably influence Congress, where the issue was actually decided. When Arizona congressman Stewart Udall became interior secretary in 1960, he promoted a plan to import water from the Pacific Northwest to California in order to placate that state's opposition to the CAP with its proposed dams. When this support dissolved in the face of resistance from Washington senator Henry Jackson, who chaired the Senate Interior Committee, the pragmatic Udall sought passage of a bare-bones CAP bill without the dams before he and Arizona senator Carl Hayden retired."
"Based on research in archives from all over the country, Still the Wild River Runs will itself be a subject of controversy as it challenges long-standing notions about the power of environmental lobbies. By putting this chain of historical events in clearer perspective, it can give citizens concerned with future causes a better understanding of the political process and what really moves it."--Jacket.
"Settle in for a good read. If you love the Grand Canyon, politics, or the environmental movement, this one has it all." <i>Farmington Times