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High Country News July 13, 1992

Special issue: Part 2 of The Electric Revolution

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Pressure builds to reform the West's power establishment

The region's electric system was built on vast resources, federal subsidies and freedom from environmental regulations. Now, the industry may be forced to change its strategy -- but not without a fight.

PacifiCorp bets on coal, and against efficiency

One of the West's largest utilities may be betting that the future lies with coal-fired power plants rather than efficiency and alternative fuels.

News

Wyoming tribes lose again in court

The Wyoming Supreme Court has rejected a plea to reconsider its 3-2 ruling that restricts the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes' use of "future" water and makes the state the administrator of federal reserved-water rights.

Essays

Power could come from a shared vision

These two special issues of High Country News say that we have overbuilt our electric power system by up to five times. We could shut down up to four out of five power plants, coal mines, and hydroelectric dams while providing the same services and a higher quality of life.

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