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Environmental History of the U.S.

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    Early Conservation Era 1830's - 1870's

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    Early Conservation Era 1870's - 1930's

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    Early Conservation Era - Theodore Roosevelt

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    Early Conservation Era 1930's - 1960's

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    Environmental Era 1960's

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    Environmental Era - 1970's

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    Environmental Era 1980's

    -During this time movements were made to hinder the environmental protection laws the US already had.
    -Under President Reagan we used more private energy, increased mineral developement, and cut down more trees.
    -Environmental funds are cut.
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    Environmental Era 1990's - 21st Century

    -Under the presidency of George Bush Sr. the US destroyed protections on public land, We used more fossil fuels, and we we lowered our air and water quality standards.
    -Under the presidency of Bill Clinton the public lands became protected once again, and treatie was made with Japan to reduce emmisions.(Kyoto Treaty)
    -Finally under the presidency of George Bush Jr. just reversed all of the progress Bill Clinton made by withdrawing from the Kyoto Treaty and following the footsteps of his father.