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The big issues of the first earth day were population, air pollution, water pollution… Can having an impact just with your own life make an impact? YES, sets an example, what peoples’ associates do can influence them more than what they read. Origins of Earth Day Since then, we’ve accomplished: National Wilderness Act of 1964 – over 106 million acres (4%) wilderness areas
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Unformatted text preview: • 1970: President Nixon creates the EPA • 1970: Congress sets air quality… • Safe Drinking water act • Hazardous waste regulated, etc • CO emissions: reduced 50% • Lead emissions: reduced 97% • Volatile Organic Compound emissions: reduced 52^ • Carbon monoxide: reduced 75% • Ozone: reduced 21% • NO2: reduced 41 percent...
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