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Hetch Hetchy Environmental Debates

Resolution from the Augusta, Hallowell, and Gardner Central Labor Union of Maine in Favor of the Raker Bill, December, 1913

Labor unions from across the country submitted petitions to Congress in favor of the Raker Bill, a bill to grant San Francisco the right to dam the Hetch Hetchy Valley. The Augusta, Hallowell, and Gardner Central Labor Union of Maine submitted this resolution arguing that the Senate should pass the Raker Bill. The Union stressed that building a reservoir in Hetch Hetchy Valley would not only provide vital water to San Francisco, but would also add to the beauty of the entire Hetch Hetchy region. Dozens of other labor organization submitted identical petitions.

RG 46, Records of the U.S. Senate

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