chapter  5
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Representative Government and Environmental Management

The following drama was played throughout the land in one form or another during the decade of the sixties. An announcement is made in local papers that a dam has been proposed upstream from central city which will (1) control floods, (2) ensure an adequate water supply to city residents, (3) provide recreation on the lake created by the dam, and (4) improve water quality in the river downstream. Mr. Cond Citizen may read the announcement with only casual interest, comforted, perhaps, that the public officials are doing something worthwhile for a change.