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High Country News July 10, 1981

A mountain of money above a not-so-fruitful plan

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A mountain of money above a not-so-fruitful plan

When the Anaconda Copper Co. closed its Anaconda, Mont., smelter in October, the community appealed to the state for help in keeping the town alive. But the state's response has been disappointing.

Power rules inhibit people power

Thousands of plans to create new hydroelectric, solar, geothermal or industry-cogenerated power under the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act are being fought by electric utilities.

Perspective

Tuning in media causes environmental fade-out

Given the press of time and circumstances, the vocabulary of environmental organizations increasingly reflects a new technological style.

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