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Hells Canyon moratorium

October 1, 1971

A seven-year moratorium on dam-building in the Hell's Canyon of the Middle Snake River in Idaho would help to protect the river, but it would not stave off logging, mining, off-road vehicles, or development that could preclude future public access.

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Hells Canyon moratorium
A seven-year moratorium on dam-building in the Hell's Canyon of the Middle Snake River in Idaho would help to protect the river, but it would not stave off logging, mining, off-road vehicles, or development that could preclude future public access.

News

Land policies questioned
Tom Bell, a former executive director of the Wyoming Outdoor Coordinating Council, has said the public is entitled to a hearing on the disposition of Wyoming state land because "it is public land and there's some hanky-panky going on."

Perspective

Environment: beyond easy answers
If improvement of the environment is actually the high national priority that recent polls suggest, then we should expect to find a general willingness to share the cost. Regrettably, this is not the case.