Thursday, November 08, 2012

Who Were the Greenest Presidents?

Who was the greenest President? A recent survey of green groups aimed to find out which presidents had the most environmentally friendly policies. The top two spots, naturally, went to Republicans: Teddy Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. Roosevelt dominated the survey for his championing of the nascent idea of conservation more than a century ago. Nixon garnered support for his passage of landmark legislation like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts as well as the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. Rounding out the top three was Jimmy Carter, who gained points for actions like putting solar panels on the White House.Who came in fourth? Barack Obama...more

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