July 27, 1989
Secretary of Interior Lujan announces an Environmental Impact Statement will be developed for Glen Canyon Dam
In 1989 Secretary of the Interior Manual Lujan announced that an environmental impact statement would be completed to evaluate the environmental impacts of the operation of Glen Canyon Dam. An EIS was proposed earlier during the Reagan Admin but resisted until the Bush administration. The decision was controversial. First time there would be a “retroactive” EIS done for a federal dam already in existence.