UTILITIES: Public-Power Policy

In Boston last week, Interior Secretary Douglas McKay clearly outlined the Administration's policy on public power. To a meeting of the American Public Power Association, which had just adopted a resolution deploring his decision in favor of private development of Idaho's Snake

River (TIME, May 18), McKay said: "What the people want in that area now is power to relieve a real shortage . . . At a time like this, when the federal budget is in its present state, what would you do if you were in Congress? . . . Would you stand in the way?

"Public power is...

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