Environment: State of the Ecology

As he fingered a thick, blue-covered volume last week, Richard Nixon quipped to Russell Train, head of the Council on Environmental Quality: "Is there any color in here? Environmentalists aren't against color are they?" Train started to explain the high cost of using colored pages in Government reports, but the President raised his hand and went on: "What we want to do is get the color out of the water. Let's see," said the President, looking at the book's blue cover again, "blue skies, blue water. Maybe we should make that the slogan for next year. That's not a bad idea."

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