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Earth Day 2010

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Happy Earth Day!

Today, April 22, 2010, is the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day.  Before 1970 factories could release black clouds of toxins into the air or dump toxic waste into rivers and streams, and it was perfectly legal.  In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to “force this issue onto the national agenda.”  President Nixon and Congress established the Environmental Protection Agency in response to increasing public demand for cleaner water, air, and land; this agency would be known to tackle environmental issues facing the United States and the world today.

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?  Walking to work, taking public transportation, planting a garden?  Comment on your ideas…

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