Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Characters

Marc Reisner
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Cecil Andrus

Andrus served as Secretary of the Interior in the Carter administration; his lack of negotiating skills disabled Carter's proposals on water policy.

David Brower

A hard-core conservationist, Brower strongly opposed dams and repeatedly fought the Bureau of Reclamation. He battled then-Commissioner Floyd Dominy over Grand Canyon dams, and won. He founded Friends of the Earth in 1969.

Edmund G. Brown Sr.

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

Pat Brown

See Edmund G. Brown Sr.

Jim Casey

Casey served as deputy chief of planning for the Bureau of Reclamation in the 1960s; he was also crucial in the Texas Water Plan. Casey realized the danger of overusing the Ogallala Aquifer and recruited Texan bankers to support his conservation efforts. Casey left the Bureau because he was...

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