Sinclaire Sparkman: It’s Earth Day not Doomsday
The establishment of Earth Day was meant to raise a grassroots movement by way of education and hopefully create enough outrage to push the issue onto the national political agenda. The pot of emotion that was already roiling then boiled to overflowing after the education began, and during the 1970s, a handful of regulations were established to protect resources like water, air, endangered species and to control potentially harmful things like toxic substances and surface mining. A victory was won.
Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM