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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Has there ever been a political analysis of why Nixon wanted an EPA?


10 posted on 06/21/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Dunno. It would be an interesting study if I ever find one. About the only site I find cynical enough to swallow a short blurb from when environmental stuff’s on the table would be these guys.

http://junkscience.com/2012/01/21/myth-nixon-created-the-epa-to-help-the-environment/

“Nixon created the EPA by executive order in 1970 as a sop to the anti-Vietanm war left — not because he thought an EPA was needed.

Nixon reassigned to the EPA the ongoing environmental protection activities of other federal agencies.

So Nixon’s move was little more than a cynical bureaucratic reshuffling done to facilitate his Vietnam policies — not some proud legacy of the Republican party.”

And unfortunately the source page they cite isn’t there anymore, but their contention that Nixon was just throwing a bone to the antiwar tree hugger crowd sounds plausible enough.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 6:34:25 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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