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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The making of a conservative environmentalist : with reflections on government, industry, scientists, the media, education, economic growth, the public, the Great Lakes, activists, and the sunsetting of toxic chemicals /|
|Author||Durnil, Gordon K.,|
|Publisher||Indiana University Press,|
|Subjects||Great Lakes Region (North America)--Environmental conditions. ; Environmental policy--United States. ; Environmental policy--Canada. ; Environmentalists--United States--Biography. ; Ecology. ; Great Lakes Region--Environmental conditions|
|Additional Subjects||Durnil, Gordon K.,--1936-|
|Collation||xii, 200 pages ; 25 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189) and index.
Gordon Durnil was the U.S. Chairman of the International Joint Commission during the Bush administration. The IJC is a semi-autonomous international organization composed of representatives from the United States and Canada charged with overseeing the quality of the environment in the Great Lakes region. In the course of his service on the Commission, Mr. Durnil became an avid, active environmentalist. For most of the world, the term "conservative environmentalist" is an oxymoron. In this fascinating account of his conversion to environmentalism, Durnil demonstrates how and why the saving of our environment is fundamentally a conservative issue. International Joint Commission. -Environmental and economic barriers. -Water and air -- quality and quantity. -Health effects. -Reactions of governments. -Reactions of industry. -Reactions of organized environmental groups. -Reactions of scientists and health care professionals. -Reactions of the media. -Reactions of the public. -Education. -Future: Great Lakes and beyond. -Late words on chlorine. -Conservative environmentalism.