A Watt That Produces Steam

More storms from the Interior

Watch my record, not my rhetoric," James Watt told conservationists who were skeptical, even downright panicked, when he was appointed Secretary of the Interior. So they did. Now the Cabinet's most controversial member is under attack not only by environmental groups but also by the state of California, staffers in his own department's Office of Surface Mining, and even Congress. Said California Democrat Alan Cranston, in an impassioned speech to the Senate: "The clamor for his removal grows more persistent every day. I want Mr. Watt stopped. Now."

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