Washington Law Review


Henry E. Lippek


Great dams and massive power plants supply the energy needed to keep the nation functioning smoothly. At the point of consumption, electricity is the cleanest and most versatile form of energy available. But the benefits of electricity are not without their price. At the point of generation there is an unfortunate by-product: pollution. This comment examines the conflicts between the construction of new generating facilities and environmental interests, and suggests a resolution of the problem in the long-range public interest.

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