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Ted Kennedy, an environmental hero
The green blogoshphere pays homage to a senator who has done much for the environment. Plus, a bunch of news that will remind you just how much environmentalists will miss the Kennedy power house.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 05:11 PM
Teddy Kennedy will be remembered and revered for decades to come as one of the Senate's most outspoken and powerful agents for positive change. Not so many remember his long-standing efforts to preserve what he believed to be one of the nation's greatest assets -- the natural environment.
The green blogosphere has been chronicling some of the Senator's many important environmental achievements:
- sponsoring the first bill (30 years ago!) to create automobile mileage requirements
- improving nationwide energy efficiency through weatherization programs
- expanding mass transit projects in the United States
- pushing for protection waterways in the Clean Water Act
- fighting for the preservation of the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge
- advocating for passage of the new clean energy bill
- securing funds to clean up and restore toxic brownfield sites
has a great list that details more of his environmental successes, and GNR this week paid home to the 'Lion' of the Senate:
'Green News Report' w/ Brad Friedman & Desi DoyenAugust 27, 2009
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More info on today's report here...
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