Forty years ago today was the first Earth Day: April 22, 1970. This week will bring annual Earth Day activities with the festivities, speeches and editorials all mentioning it’s the 40th anniversary of the “beginning of the environmental movement.” Earth Day 1970 was a day of teach-ins across the nation, but it was not the beginning of U.S. environmental policymaking.
COLUMN: The myth of Earth Day
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