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Once Upon an Oldman

Special Interest Politics and the Oldman River Dam

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Once Upon an Oldman

Special Interest Politics and the Oldman River Dam

Once Upon an Oldman is an account of the controversy that surrounded the Alberta government’s construction of a dam on the Oldman River to provide water for irrigation in the southern part of the province. Jack Glenn argues that, despite claims to the contrary, the governments of Canada and Alberta are not dedicated to protecting the environment and will even circumvent the law in order to avoid accepting responsibility for safeguarding the environment and the interests of Native people.


352 pages


Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Preface

Introduction

PART 1

1 The Oldman River Basin

2 In the Beginning

3 The ECA Review

4 A Dam on the Oldman

5 Interlude

6 The Battle Joined

7 The EARPGO Challenge

8 Carry on Regardless

9 Milton and the Lonefighters

10 7 September 1990

11 In the Aftermath

12 The Federal Review

13 The Panel Reports

14 And Thereafter

PART 2

15 The Iron Triangle and the Oldman River Dam

16 The Environment and Its Friends

17 Archaeology

18 Biological Diversity

19 EARPGO and the Courts

20 FOR and the Attorney General

21 The Peigan Indians

22 The Peigan and the Oldman River Dam I

23 The Peigan and the Oldman River Dam II

24 The Federal Watchdog I

25 The Federal Watchdog II

26 Iniquity and Betrayal

27 The Peigan, Politics, and the Courts

28 The Environment, Politics, and the Courts

29 Information and Disinformation

30 Does It Matter?

Bibliography

Index

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