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we would like to think that science can tell us what to do about the environment, we don't need to get into messy politics.  But it doesn't work that way:
What is science?
Particularly in the early 1970s, strong public opinion in favor of doing something about environmental issues.  A wide range of people agreed that something ought to be done.  This chapter deals with how that coalition fell apart

James Watt
snowmobiles in Yellowstone
The Sagebrush Rebellion
public land used for grazing

As opposition becomes more visible, some environmentalists become more radical
Earth First
Earth First
              symbol--green fist
The environment movement

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