The Resource Nixon and the environment, J. Brooks Flippen

Nixon and the environment, J. Brooks Flippen

Label
Nixon and the environment
Title
Nixon and the environment
Statement of responsibility
J. Brooks Flippen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"No one remembers Richard M. Nixon as an environmental president, but a year into his presidency, he committed his administration to regulate and protect the environment. The public outrage over the Santa Barbara oil spill in early 1969, culminating in the first Earth Day in 1970, convinced Nixon that American environmentalism now enjoyed extraordinary political currency. No nature lover at heart, Nixon opportunistically tapped the burgeoning Environmental Movement and signed the Endangered Species Act in 1969 and the National Environmental Protection Act in 1970 to challenge political rivals such as Senators Edmund Muskie and Henry Jackson. As Nixon jockeyed for advantage on regulatory legislation, he signed laws designed to curb air, water, and pesticide pollution, regulate ocean dumping, protect coastal zones and marine mammals, and combat other problems. His administration compiled an unprecedented environmental record, but anti-Vietnam War protests, outraged industrialists, a sluggish economy, the growing energy crisis, and the Watergate upheaval drove Nixon to turn his back on the very programs he signed into law. Only late in life did he re-embrace the substantial environmental legacy of his tumultuous presidency."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.7/056097309047
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE180
LC item number
.F55 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Nixon and the environment, J. Brooks Flippen
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 25, 2012)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-292) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "A Wholesale Change in Values"; 1: "Ecology Has FinallyAchieved Currency" 1969; 2: "A Johnny-Come-Lately" January-April 1970; 3: "All Politics Is a Fad" May-December 1970; ILLUSTRATIONS; 4: "You Can't Out-Muskie Muskie" 1971; 5: "This Political Year" 1972; 6: "Get Off the Environmental Kick" 1973-1974; Epilogue: "Our Day Will Come Again"; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
Control code
ocn794278517
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 308 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283635097
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35955600
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794278517
  • pebcs0826319947

Library Locations

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