Politics, Pollution and Pandas: An Environmental Memoir

Politics, Pollution and Pandas: An Environmental Memoir

by Russell E. Train
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559632860

ISBN-13: 9781559632867

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Russell Train, now chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. Though many of his contributions have been unsung, Train was the catalyst for many of the nation’s most important positive environmental policies that remain with us today. In the current political climate, where party

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<p>Russell Train, now chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. Though many of his contributions have been unsung, Train was the catalyst for many of the nation’s most important positive environmental policies that remain with us today. In the current political climate, where party divisions are so sharp and environmental concerns are so often obscured by partisan politics, Train’s journey as a life-long Republican and an ardent conservationist is an inspiring story.<p>Much of the important environmental policy Train helped to devise and implement occurred during two Republican administrations, those of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Train served as undersecretary of Interior early in Nixon’s administration before becoming chair of the president’s Council on Environmental Quality (1970-1973). and then headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1973 until 1978. In the early years of the Carter administration, Train left government to become president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in the U.S., where, over more than twenty-five years, he has played a key role in developing that institution into the major conservation organization it is today.<p>Politics, Pollution, and Pandas is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of the politics of the environment over much of the last half century, told by one of its master architects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559632867
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

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