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Main Title Remember the past, protect the future.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, New York. Region II.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA-902-R-00-001; EPA-903-R-00-004; EPA-906-R-00-001
Stock Number PB2001-105253; PB2001-103848
OCLC Number 45124653
Subjects Environmental protection--East (US) ; East United States ; United States, East
Additional Subjects Environmental pollution ; Land pollution ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Challenges ; Communities ; Ecosystems ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Pollution control ; Environment management ; Pollution abatement ; Public health ; Toxic substances ; Hazardous materials ; Preservation ; Risk assessment ; Cost effectiveness ; Forecasting ; Remedial action ; Historical aspects ; Arkansas ; Louisiana ; New Mexico ; Oklahoma ; Texas ; US EPA ; Clean Air Act of 1990 ; Clean Water Act of 1972
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Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
EJE Environmental protection--Environmental Protection Agency, Region III ; Environmental protection--Mid Atlnatic States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 902-R-00-001 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/04/2016
EJDD  EPA-903-R-00-004 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 09/22/2000
EJED  EPA 903-R-00-004 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/04/2005
EMAM  EPA 906- / R-00-001c.1 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 12/09/2019
EMAM  EPA 906- / R-00-001c. 3 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 12/09/2019
ESAD  EPA 902-R-00-001 Region 2 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/28/2017
NTIS  PB2001-103848 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB2001-105253 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 32 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
It seems like just yesterday that Senator Gaylord Nelson convened 20 million Americans for a national teach-in on the environment. But 40 percent of today's population wasn't even born that first Earth Day; one in five hadn't started grade school when the Exxon Valdez rammed Bligh Reef, and who can remember the smog that suffocated Donora, Pennsylvania. Even for those of us who have dedicated our lives to protecting the environment, it is a jolt to look back and recall just how bad things were. Armed with laws like the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and Superfund, we've made enormous progress since 1970. But we must remember the past, lest we put the future at risk. Even today, there are still those who say we don't need - or can't afford - environmental protection; that we must choose between the economy and the environment. History has proven them wrong. We now have cleaner air, cleaner water, cleaner land and safer food, and we enjoy perhaps the strongest economy in our history. So can we rest on our laurels. Hardly. Cars today are 95 percent cleaner than they were in 1970, but the number of vehicle miles driven has increased by 111 percent. Fuel economy - miles per gallon - is actually slipping. If environmental protection doesn't keep pace with growth, we stand in danger of returning to our polluted past. With that in mind, I am pleased to present 'Remember the Past; Protect the Future.' A short look at the long road traveled; it gives me pride to share what our society has accomplished, and hope for what must be done in the future.
Cover title. "30 years of environmental progress, 1970-2000"--Cover. "New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tribal Nations"--Cover.