Environment: Like Having Your Dad Die

The most fightin' words in Arizona are any kind of threat to the state's crucial water supply. So verbal revolvers were drawn and brandished all over the state when word came last week of President Carter's elimination of 19 water development projects from the fiscal 1978 budget. What bothered Arizonans most was that the biggest of these canceled undertakings was the $1.6 billion Central Arizona Project, which was scheduled to bring water from the Colorado River to the parched southern portion of the state by 1985. "Without CAP," said Wes Steiner, executive director of the state's water commission, "all agricultural production...

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