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President Reagan and the Environment

Saw an interesting documentary today on American Experiences about the environmental movement in America.

One thing I learned from it was how Reagan basically ruined the forward momentum we were making  with environmental issues in America.

http://www.thedailygreen.com/print-this/presidents-worst-environmental-records-460808?page=all

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/02/us/reagan-and-environment-to-many-a-stalemate.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

 

Because of his legacy, lawmakers can’t even talk about environmentalism in this country without being called names, chastised for being anti-business, or ridiculed as being impractical.

If we had someone in the white house who embraced the progress Carter was making, and encouraged people to educate themselves, who knows what kind of world we could live in today.