Lesson 4 discussion posts.docx - I agree with the statement that the damning of Hetch-Hetchy was the best decision for the American people If this

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I agree with the statement that the damning of Hetch-Hetchy was the best decision for the American people. If this discussion post statement had said that the damning was the best for the wilderness, then I might have a completely different stance. The American’s were at the very brink of a time when wilderness was changing from something bad to something good. This distinction, however, had not yet brought an appreciation for the preservation of the wilderness. A utilitarian perception of the wilderness was still the main viewpoint. Because of this, a lot of the conservationists’ arguments for damning Hetch- Hetchy instead of leaving it an untouched part of Yellowstone was that the Americans in San Francisco needed reliable water supply. At this time, “the means to overcome environmental constraints had not changed significantly…” (Odie). For this reason, they believe the choice of the most convenient water supply was necessary instead of finding an alternative one at the benefit of the wilderness. Another
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  • Spring '08
  • Barkley,J

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