Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MARCH 9, 1956

David Brower's proof of deception (the Bureau of Reclamation’s budget sheet was not balanced) leads Congress to drop the dam projects in Dinosaur National Monument on March 9, 1956. That same day, Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay resigns.

For the first time in American history, conservationists halt a major governmental development project.

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