THE GRAND CANYON CONTROVERSY: LESSONS FOR FEDERAL COST-BENEFIT PRACTICES,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The latest round of the Grand Canyon controversy provides ample material concerning the deficiencies of the economic criteria currently used by Federal water resource agencies. It is the purpose of this article to review this material. Although the controversy over the dams has led to a reversal of the Administrations stand on them and some expressions by the leadership of the Interior Department of a desire to examine alternatives to these particular dams and in the future to all projects before they are submitted to Congress, there is little indication that the Administration plans the major overhaul of the economic criteria and project review procedures that would be required to insure that the future development of water resources would be more in accord with economic principles.
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