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

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With Public Power, Private Dams, Karl Brooks makes an important contribution not only to the history of the Pacific Northwest and the region's anadromous fisheries but also to the environmental history of the United States in the period after World War II.
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Overview

With Public Power, Private Dams, Karl Brooks makes an important contribution not only to the history of the Pacific Northwest and the region's anadromous fisheries but also to the environmental history of the United States in the period after World War II.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295985978
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2006
  • Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword : why so important a story is so little known
1 Introduction : Hells Canyon high dam and the postwar Northwest 3
2 At hell's gates 23
3 Nationalizing nature : the New Deal legacy of snake basin hydropower 39
4 Taming rivers and presidents : the Hells Canyon controversy goes national 60
5 Planning for permanent control : the New Deal legacy of northwest fishery policy 81
6 Sacrificing Hells Canyon's fish : death by committee 93
7 Unplugging the New Deal : Hells Canyon high dam and the postwater public-power debate 118
8 Claiming the public interest : Idaho Power moves on Hells Canyon 140
9 Privatizing Hells Canyon : Dwight Eisenhower's partnership with Idaho Power 176
10 From energy to environment : the aftermath of the Hells Canyon controversy 217
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