Living on Earth Profile #15: Richard Nixon, Environmental Hero

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Living on Earth’s Terry FitzPatrick reports on the largely-forgotten environmental legacy of one of our most controversial Presidents, Richard Nixon. The peculiar politics of the man and the moment put Nixon in a position to preside over the creation of the country’s most important environmental laws and institutions: the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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