National Security and the St. Lawrence Project

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Defense Revival of St. Lawrence Project

Congress will again come to grips with the controversial St. Lawrence seaway-power project at its present session in what appears to be shaping up as the decisive struggle over that long planned development. Legislation to approve the 1941 agreement with Canada for joint construction of the project has been offered by more than thirty senators and representatives1 and hearings are shortly to be completed by the House Committee on Public Works. Unless now accepted by Congress under pressure of the defense emergency, the project as at present conceived is likely to be long delayed.

Development of the St. Lawrence for power and navigation has been urged by three American Presidents, beginning with Herbert Hoover in 1932. It is now being ...

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