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ENV S 173 Lecture 10-26

ENV S 173 Lecture 10-26 - ENV S 173 Lecture 10-26 Roosevelt...

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ENV S 173 Lecture 10-26 Roosevelt, Pinchot, Muirand Hetch Hetchy Governors’ Conference on Conservation - Took place in 1908, all Pinchot’s idea, he wanted to organize a conference of governors on conservation, “how do you conserve natural resources in America?” In May 1908 conference was held at the White House, Spring Valley Water Company - Private water supplier, supplied water to San Francisco, Toulumne River Hetch Hetchy Valley - Is an Indian name, it means the beautiful valley, inside the Yosemite National Park boundaries, was off-limits to development, hydraulic engineers went out looking for the best place to build a dam and they saw Hetch Hetchy to be a good place for a reservoir, 1890s – early 1900s, “the greatest good” vs. “God’s holiest temple” - Pinchot believed if it benefited more people then it was the greatest good for many people, no holier thing in the world than what God built, placed God in nature, Great Quake of 1906 - April 8, 1906, happened in San Francisco, 8.1 magnitude, epicenter in middle of the city
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