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.

sub Wayne Aspinall

Aspinall 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

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 Jr.

Pat Brown's son, Jerry, was instrumental in putting together the State Water Project, California' s most expensive water supply system; he hoped it would be environmentally safe.

Edmund G. Brown Sr.

Brown was a California governor who facilitated the State Water Project and later opened a questionable law practice, working...

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