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The politics behind Earth Day, 1969-1974.

Earth Day Recollections: What It Was Like When The Movement Took Off


In this short article, an environmental expert who was also a staff member in the Nixon White House recalls the heady days of 1969 and 1970 that culminated in the first Earth Day celebration on Arpil 22, 1970. He also details the political forces that influenced environmental protection legislation and the creation of Earth Day as a federally recognized observance in the early 1970s.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Whitaker, John C. , 1926-
Pub Data: EPA Journal, July/Aug. 1988.
Citation: Whitaker, John C. "Earth Day Recollections: What It Was Like When The Movement Took Off." EPA Journal, July/Aug. 1988. Online facsimile at:  http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/earthday/10.htm; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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