National Affairs: New Look at Interior

Into the hopper of the Federal Power Commission last week plopped a report from the Interior Department discussing the possibility of building a new federal high dam on the Snake River between Oregon and Idaho. The report, as it stood, was a drastic modification of former Interior Secretary Douglas McKay's stand against the celebrated Hell's Canyon federal dam, a stand which some Western Republicans have blamed for the defeat of many a Western Republican candidate last November (including Oregon's candidate for the U.S. Senate Doug McKay).

Symbolically, the high dam now suggested by Interior...

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