Engineers and Engineering Volume 30

Engineers and Engineering Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...or otherwise, should be subject to careful consideration and to strict regulation, in order to secure prompt, complete and orderly development; eflicient service at fair prices and 011 9911211 terms to all consumers in like conditions; full public iI_1f01'mation as to costs and profits; honest capitalization on a bfisls f cost; and fair rentals for public property used within the franchise granted....," PROGRESSIVE LEoIsLATioN IN OTHER STATEs These principles have been recognized and to an extent adopted into legislation in some other States, leaving Pennsylvania behind in the procession. The Western States--Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Colorado, and others--have been attempting to work out the problem for several years, and have taken advantage of the conditions peculiar to their section to establish in their Constitutions or laws the public ownership of all waters and the right of prior appropriation for beneficial use, an example impracticable of emulation in the East. Some of these States, also, have developed efficient administrative systems under these laws;----notably in the case of Oregon. Wisconsin, always progressive, passed a complete act embodying these principles in a system of water laws in 1910, but the bill was apparently drawn without due consideration of constitutional limitations and was properly set aside by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, in 1911. '. New York, Maine and a few other Eastern States have also passed or have under consideration excellent legislation on the subject, but in no case east or west has the problem been grasped in its entirety; and in no case have all the fundamentals been wholly included in legislation. Pennsylvania, though some distance in the rear, has an unequalled...
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964497
  • 9781236964496