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High Country News December 02, 1991

The public gets a chance to revamp dams built 50 years ago

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The public gets a chance to revamp dams built 50 years ago

Native Americans are in the best position to alter the way dams are operated as developers ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to renew licenses for 170 of the nation's oldest hydropower projects.

News

A Montana forest slashes its planned timber cut

Even after Regional Forester John W. Mumma was ousted, apparently for reigning in overcutting, the 2.1 million-acre Lolo National Forest will reduce its projected timber sales by half for the next five years.

Perspective

Water fight sinks wilderness bill

How water rights language killed Colorado's wilderness bill (S-1029).

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