Public Power, Private Dams: The Hells Canyon High Dam Controversy

Public Power, Private Dams: The Hells Canyon High Dam Controversy

In the years following World War II, the world�s biggest dam was almost built in Hells Canyon on the Snake River in Idaho. Karl Boyd Brooks tells the story of the dam controversy, which became a referendum not only on public-power expansion but also on the environmental implications of the New Deal�s natural resources and economic policy.

Private-power critics of the Hells Canyon High Dam posed difficult questions about the implications of damming rivers to create… (more)

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Publisher: University of Washington Press (November 17, 2009)

Collection: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books

Parent ISBN: 9780295985978

Page count: 250 pages

Language: English


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