Environment: Wally Hickel's Christmas

For Interior Secretary Walter J. Hickel, the Alaskan capitalist turned conservationist, Christmas brought tidings glad and sad. The good news: Hickel has won a key battle in his long struggle to save Florida's Everglades National Park. The threat to the unique aquatic park was a huge proposed airport that would have polluted the Everglades' chief watershed. Now, the Departments of Interior and Transportation are expected to conclude an agreement with the Dade County Port Authority to move the encroaching airport (plus a small training strip already built on the site) far from the...

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