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  •  WWRND? (7+ / 0-)
    (in 1970), Richard Nixon's Administration officially created a new entity, the Environmental Protection Agency.

    1970 was a year of tremendous environmental action by Nixon and Congress.The President signed the National Environmental Policy Act on January 2nd, delivered a call to make "the 1970s a historic period when, by conscious choice, [we] transform our land into what we want it to become" in his State of the Union Address, and ended the year with the creation of an independent agency to regulate the environment.

    It's almost impossible to imagine such strong bipartisan support for environmental legislation these days, but politicians of all stripes were responding to real and serious problems in the country's towns, suburbs, and wilderness areas.

    Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Sciant terra viam monstrare."

    by annieli on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 10:18:54 AM PST

    •  WWGHWBD? (5+ / 0-)

      Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

      Any time you hear about "Obama's MACT standards" to reduce air pollution, remember where they came from:

      In June 1989 President Bush proposed sweeping revisions to the Clean Air Act. Building on Congressional proposals advanced during the 1980s, the President proposed legislation designed to curb three major threats to the nation's environment and to the health
      of millions of Americans: acid rain, urban air pollution, and toxic air emissions.  ...

      By large votes, both the House of Representatives (401-21) and the Senate (89-11) passed Clean Air bills that contained the major components of the President's proposals. ...

      A joint conference committee met from July to October 1990 to iron out differences in the bills and both Houses overwhelmingly voted out the package recommended by the Conferees. The President received the Bill from Congress on November 14, 1990 and signed it
      on November 15,1990.

      We shall not contribute to our own destruction.

      by James Wells on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 10:38:46 AM PST

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    •  Today's GOP (4+ / 0-)
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      making Richard Nixon look good.

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