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America's Most Influential Persons in Caring for the Environment

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Mother Earth is facing global warming since the midst of 20th century. Climate change is a major problem because it affects not only the environment but the peoples lives as well. The United States is one of the top countries producing green house gases however, the US is also leading the world in caring for the environment. Here is a list of most influential persons in the US who strongly supported and implemented environmental conservation.

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President Theodore Roosevelt Report Abuse
He is the largest figure in the United States who created the environmental movement. During his presidency he implemented the preservation of national forests, lands, and parks. He consistently lobbied the US Congress to protect the wilderness and enacted the Forest Reserve Act of 1891 to set aside 150 million acres of timberland as public domains, he also created 50 wildlife refuges and five national parks.
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President Richard Nixon Report Abuse
President Nixon enacted the Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act,Coastal Zone Management Act, the Ocean Dumping Act; the Marine Mammal Protection Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungide, Rodenticide Act; and the Toxic Substances Control Act. He also signed the Endangered Species Act in 1973 and the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974.
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President Abraham Lincoln Report Abuse
Lincoln established California's spectacular Yosemite Valley and its Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias as a public trust. He created the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Academy of Sciences.
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President Jimmy Carter Report Abuse
President Carter created the Department of Energy with a primary goal of establishing a national energy policy and promote clean alternative fuels. He spearheaded the passage of the Soil and Water Conservation Act, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, the Antarctic Conservation Act, the Endangered American Wilderness Act and the Superfund Act and the Alaskan National Interest Lands Conservation Act conserving more than 100 million acres and 26 rivers in America's Last Frontier.
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John Muir Report Abuse
He wrote many things about the beauty of nature and the wilderness of California particularly the Sierra Nevada mountains. Muir is considered one of the founding fathers of American Environmental Movement and personally helped the preservation of Yosemite, Sequoia and Muir National parks and other wilderness areas.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt Report Abuse
He created the Civilian Conservation Corps and sent two million poor young men to work on conservation of rural and wilderness areas. He also created the Soil Conservation Service and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. During his term the country understood the importance of the protection and conservation of natural resources for the use of future generation.
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President Lyndon Johnson and First Lady Bird Johnson Report Abuse
President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act in 1964 written by the Wilderness Society protecting 9 million acres of federal land. He also signed the Urban Mass Transportation Act for large scale rail projects. Her wife First Lady Bird Johnson was a strong advocate for natural resources protection and conservation until her demise in 2007. She actively promoted park conservation and beautification and planted millions of wild flowers.
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Ansel Adams Report Abuse
Wilderness Photographer, passionate lover of outdoor and a conservationist
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President John F. Kennedy Report Abuse
President JFK created a committee to investigate the effects of pesticides on health and environment. This investigation paved the way to the establishment of EPA and the creation of modern environmental protection laws.
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President Woodrow Wilson Report Abuse
He created the National Park Service during his presidency.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Report Abuse
He was named by Time Magazine as one of the Heroes for the Planet. He is well known as the defender of environment. He helped lead the fight against anti-environmental legislation during the 104th Congress and helped lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. Robert Kennedy Jr. is tirelesslyl leading the fight and other initiatives to protect and conserve the environment.
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Frederick Russell Burnham Report Abuse
He is a member of the Boone and Crockett Club of New York, founding member of the American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Save-the-Redwoods League, lobbied for the creation of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge for Desert Bighorn Sheep in Arizona, and he also campaigned for state parks in California.
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Rachel Carson Report Abuse
Author of Silent Spring which revealed the damages done by the unregulated use of pesticides. Her book inspired Pres. JFK to create a committee to investigate the hazards of pesticide to health and environment.
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George Bird Grinnell Report Abuse
Grinnell was one of the prominent figures who published articles and lobbied the US congress to preserve wildlife particularly the American buffalo and conservation of the American West. He founding member of the Boone and Crockett Club together with Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. The Club was dedicated in the restoration of America's wild lands.
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Mr. Huey Johnson Report Abuse
A passionate advocate for natural resource management and founder of Resource Renewal Institute.
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Former Vice President Al Gore Report Abuse
During his term with Pres. Clinton he focused on protecting the environment in a sustainable way and he actively supported the Kyoto Protocol.He established the Globe Program to create environmental awareness among students. Al Gore also wrote various books about the environment and he is still active in environmental protection and conservation etc.
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Aldo Leopold Report Abuse
He is one of the US greatest ecologist and he founded Wildlife Management as a discipline and profession. His famous writing, A Sand County Almanac inspired many people to follow his footsteps in the conservation of wildlife.
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Professor Mario Molina Report Abuse
He won the Nobel Prize for solving the riddle of the Antarctic Ozone Hole. He is an alternative technology guru and a peoples advocate for Cleaning Up the World.
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Amory Lovins Report Abuse
US Energy Guru and a top green thinker who established the Friends of the Earth in Britain and founded the Rocky Mountain Institute, a technology thinktank that develops blueprints for low-energy devices such as the "hypercar."
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President Bill Clinton Report Abuse
Clinton preserved more than 4.6 million acres and increased the protection for wetlands and old-growth forests and finalized a sweeping rule that banned road building on nearly 60 million acres of wilderness in national forests through executive orders. He also created 17 new national monuments.He also increased the funding for the research and development of clean energy technology by 50% or $3 billion and strengthened the Drinking Water Act and other environmental protection and conservation initiatives.
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