Water Policy 7.docx - Tuesday 05\/08 Beethovens pastoral Symphony#6 Midterm back today Nexr Midterm 05\/15 From Hetch Hetchy to the California Aqueduct

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Tuesday 05/08 Beethoven’s pastoral Symphony #6 Midterm back today Nexr Midterm 05/15 From Hetch Hetchy to the California Aqueduct San franscisco and hetch hetchy cont/ “Two Yosemites” Yosemite National Park (1890) Work of john muir 1860 yosemite was a state park Sierra club was worried the state was going to bring to many things into it (hotels) 3rd national park in the US No rules againt a national development at that time SF wanted to get a municipal water supply Theodore Roosevelt (1901-9) He became president A progressive Progressive moment believed in a strong government Had faith in government to solve problems that private enterprise could cause Believed water company was a monoply Progressive Movement See above Progressivism See above Public ownership versus private monopoly Water we drink comes from the goleta water district (public) Get away from private monopoly to something owned publicly The dilemma Do you allow a commercial development like a water damn intersect a national park Gifford Pinchot Torn between damming Hetch Hetchy or keeping SF from a water project that could supply hundred Greatest good for the greatest number - conservationist Favored hetch hetchy Benefits outweighed the cost John Muir Believed there should be no development - preservationist Founded sierra club
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