The South/enviroment: Saving the New

Southerners, always close to their land, have already seen much of its scenic beauty and natural resources destroyed by increasing industrialization and, in some cases, simple carelessness. But now North Carolinians have won a battle to keep yet another piece of their environment from being despoiled. For more than a decade the people of the state's Ashe and Alleghany counties have been contesting the efforts of the giant American Electric Power Co. to build a pair of dams that would turn the New River's spectacular upper reaches into a great, muddy lake. Their fight ended in victory when the President signed...

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