Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Character Descriptions

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Cecil Andrus

This individual served as Secretary of the Interior from 1977 to 1981; his lack of negotiating skills disabled the U.S. President's proposals on water policy.

Wayne Aspinall

This American politician was a Congressman from Colorado who served as chairman of the House Interior Committee in the late 1960s; he denied California and Arizona water projects because they voted against his state's projects.

David Brower

This hard-core conservationist opposed dams and repeatedly fought the Bureau of Reclamation. He founded Friends of the Earth in 1969.

Edmund G. Brown Jr.

This American politician and repeat governor of the State of California was instrumental in putting together the State Water Project, California’s most expensive water supply system.

Edmund G. Brown Sr

This former California governor facilitated the State Water Project and later opened a questionable law practice, working for the biggest corporate growers in the state.

Jimmy Carter

This former...

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