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"This is an adventure story-not among the wild animals he knows so well but among the politicians as he pioneered the efforts to conserve our wildlife, our natural resources, and the very atmosphere that supports us all. It is a history invaluable to those interested in the preservation of our environment; a matter in which we all should be concerned and involved." -WALTER CRONKITE<BR> "Train has produced a thoughtful and insightful account of a remarkable public career, an account which reflects very fairly the effort during my presidency to strike a balance among the nation's economic, energy, and environmental needs." -PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD<BR> Russell E. Train, now chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. Though many of his contributions have been unsung, Train was the catalyst for many of the nation's most important positive environmental policies that remain with us today. In the current political climate, where party divisions are so sharp and environmental concerns are so often shunted aside, Train's journey as a life-long Republican and an ardent conservationist is an inspiring story.<BR> Much of the important environmental policy Train helped to devise and implement occurred during two Republican administrations, those of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Train served as undersecretary of Interior early in Nixon's administration before becoming chair of the president's Council on Environmental Quality (1970-1973). He then moved on to many accomplishments as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1973 until 1978. At the end of the Ford administration, Train left government to becomepresident of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the U.S. where he played a key role in developing that institution into the major conservation organization it is today.<BR> Politics, Pollution, and Pandas is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of the politics of the environment o

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Train recounts his experience as a major player in environmental developments in the US government during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and before and after that in the nongovernmental environmental community, particularly as head of the World Wildlife Fund in the US.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Russell Train, now chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. Though many of his contributions have been unsung, Train was the catalyst for many of the nation's most important positive environmental policies that remain with us today. In the current political climate, where party divisions are so sharp and environmental concerns are so often obscured by partisan politics, Train's journey as a life-long Republican and an ardent conservationist is an inspiring story.

Much of the important environmental policy Train helped to devise and implement occurred during two Republican administrations, those of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Train served as undersecretary of Interior early in Nixon's administration before becoming chair of the president's Council on Environmental Quality (1970-1973). and then headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1973 until 1978. In the early years of the Carter administration, Train left government to become president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in the U.S., where, over more than twenty-five years, he has played a key role in developing that institution into the major conservation organization it is today.

Politics, Pollution, and Pandas is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of the politics of the environment over much of the last half century, told by one of its master architects.

About the Author

Russell Train currently resides in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559632867
Author:
Train, Russell
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Train, Russell E.
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Environmentalists
Subject:
Cabinet officers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Cabinet officers -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
80
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , Russell Train, now chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. Though many of his contributions have been unsung, Train was the catalyst for many of the nation's most important positive environmental policies that remain with us today. In the current political climate, where party divisions are so sharp and environmental concerns are so often obscured by partisan politics, Train's journey as a life-long Republican and an ardent conservationist is an inspiring story.

Much of the important environmental policy Train helped to devise and implement occurred during two Republican administrations, those of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Train served as undersecretary of Interior early in Nixon's administration before becoming chair of the president's Council on Environmental Quality (1970-1973). and then headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1973 until 1978. In the early years of the Carter administration, Train left government to become president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in the U.S., where, over more than twenty-five years, he has played a key role in developing that institution into the major conservation organization it is today.

Politics, Pollution, and Pandas is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of the politics of the environment over much of the last half century, told by one of its master architects.

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