POWER: Fish v. Dams

In the Pacific Northwest, which is crying for more cheap electricity, a big bloc of voters believes that only the Government can afford the big dams the region wants. In the 1956 elections, the Republicans took a beating because of their partnership policy and stress on private power. Yet last week the Northwest was up in arms over a Federal Power Commission recommendation for a huge dam that probably only the Government could build. Reason: it would kill the fish Northwesterners love as much as kilowatts.

At issue was the turbulent Snake River...

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