Environment: Week's Watch

Where does Gerald Ford stand on the environment? Last week, at a ceremony opening a $27 million environmental research center in Cincinnati, he declared that he was for it—with an important qualification. The President called for a "détente with nature" and pledged his commitment to clean air and water: "As long as I have anything to say about it, this country's symbol will never be an empty beer can in a river of garbage." On the other hand, Ford continued, efforts to protect the environment might have to be eased in order to increase the nation's supply of energy and improve...

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