Trump’s alarming environmental rollback: what’s been scrapped so far

Posted In Climate Change, News, Pollution
Jul
5


Oil platforms, Summerlamd, Santa Barbara County. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care.
On April 22, 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, founded Earth Day after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

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Since January, the White House, Congress and EPA have engineered a dizzying reversal of regulations designed to protect the environment and public health…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK (07-04-2017)

Here’s Why the Environmental Protection Agency Was Created; Time (03-22-2017)
The great question of the seventies is, shall we surrender to our surroundings, or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, to our land, and to our water?
“Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond party and beyond factions. It has become a common cause of all the people of this country. It is a cause of particular concern to young Americans, because they more than we will reap the grim consequences of our failure to act on programs which are needed now if we are to prevent disaster later.
Clean air, clean water, open spaces-these should once again be the birthright of every American. If we act now, they can be.
We still think of air as free. But clean air is not free, and neither is clean water. The price tag on pollution control is high. Through our years of past carelessness we incurred a debt to nature, and now that debt is being called…” Richard Nixon.

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