Quotes: environmental

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  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    (George H. W. Bush) won't take the lead in protecting the environment and creating new jobs in environmental technologies for the 21st century, but I will. And you know what else? He doesn't have Al Gore, and I do.
    Source: A Place Called Hope, speech to the 1992 Democratic National Convention accepting the Democratic nomination for President (July 16, 1992)
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
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    By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental quality and economic growth.
  • Alan Dundes
    Alan Dundes
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    Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
  • Bill Nye
    Bill Nye
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    Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    Does a poet create, originate, initiate the thing called a poem, or is his behavior merely the product of his genetic and environmental histories?
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
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    Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from V 1941-
    Bernie Sanders
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    Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent - a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice - that struggle continues.
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
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    Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
  • Carolyn Kizer
    Carolyn Kizer
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    Environmental concerns and feminism are locked together. Generally, women have closer connections to the organic nature of our lives.
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
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    Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
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    Environmental quality was drastically improved while economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline - which prevented it from entering the environment.
  • Ben Saunders
    Ben Saunders
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    Environmental scientists in Canada said it was impossible for me to get to the Pole in 2004... I said 'no,' it's still OK, and I can still get there, and I did.
  • Bill Richardson
    Bill Richardson
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    Fracking is doable if there's full disclosure of all chemicals used. Secondly, science dictates the policy rather than politics. Third, there's collaboration between environmental groups and the natural gas industry.
  • Anna Lindh
    Anna Lindh
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    Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.
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