Deadbeat Dams: Why We Should Abolish the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Tear Down Glen Canyon Dam
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Beard s whistle-blower expose, Deadbeat Dams, indicates the breadth and depth of his piercing analysis Why We Should Abolish the U. As former Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, Dan Beard is an authoritative voice who has penned a seminal book in America s river restoration movement that all environmentalists should read. --Robert F. In sum, Deadbeat Dams is a book of common sense, full of ideas that every one of us ought to consider. Even though he attacks a number of water policy sacred cows, he inevitably suggests ways to ameliorate the situ
Deadbeat Dams is Long Overdue "Deadbeat Dams" is a book that is perfectly timed for the drought and the water challenges facing the West and the Nation. Dan Beard lays out in clear and an easy to read format the time honored holy scripture of the water developers of the West and one by one, through stories and anecdotes to show why these assumptions and ideas just don't work in todays world. This book follows in the tradition of Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert" to state the facts and let the data speak for itself. H. "Important and scary" according to Arctic Guy. This is an important and scary book. Important because it shines a bright light on a system that thrives on staying in the dark. Water policy in the West is idiotic, and Dan Beard lays out why in no uncertain terms. Federal handouts prop up a small group of private interests, costing the rest of us billions for nothing in return. The argument about Glen Canyon Dam is not an environmental or aesthetic one, though it matters for those reasons too. It's based on the fact that the river doe. A quick romp thru water politics that's really about a lot more than water. Want or need to know what's been happening in the western water world? Wonder how Congress really makes decisions? Find out with this fun, fast, and informative read that reveals what the water nobility (senior water right holders) and Congress doesn't want us taxpayers to know. You'll also learn how so many poor federal decisions are made and where the faults lie. This is a great primer that will make you outraged and prompt you you to want to learn more, not give into "its too complic
And a series of specific changes are suggested to re-direct water policy decision-making and implementation. Deadbeat Dams informs and educates people about how their tax dollars are being used and misused, why we are ignoring some immediate problems, and what can be done to correct this state of affairs. The faults of the present system of federally assisted water management efforts are amply detailed. These reforms show how we can extract the federal government from worthless activities that cost millions of taxpayer dollars and provide little or no benefit - an agenda for reform that can be used as ammunition by a new generation of water reformers.
DANIEL P. . He currently lives in Columbia, Maryland. He has extensive experience working in the private sector and government. BEARD has been a forceful advocate for reform of water resource policy and management issues for more than four decades. His government service includes positions with the White House, U.S. Senate, House o