Environment: Nixon's View

In his annual state of the environment report, President Nixon last week was almost rhapsodic: "I can report that we are well on our way to winning the war against environmental degradation, well on the way to making our peace with nature." While some progress has been made, the nation's battle for ecological health has hardly been won, as the multitude of proposals put forth by Nixon himself proved.

All told, Nixon cited 27 proposals, including 19 bills left unpassed by Congress last year, which he said needed to be enacted. They would affect...

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