An EPA chief resigns due to scandal, and kangaroos become unprotected in the U.S.
Sat, Mar 09 2013 at 6:00 AM
March 9, 1983: Anne Gorsuch Burford
resigns under fire as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her stormy tenure at EPA was marked by a scandal over the alleged mishandling of the "Superfund" toxic waste site cleanup program.
March 9, 1995:
An animal not found in the U.S. is removed from protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Three species of Australian kangaroos
– the Red (at right), the Eastern Gray, and the Western Gray – had been listed as endangered to prevent import of their products into the U.S. since 1974.
Photo: ZUMA Press
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