Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10 Greenest Presidents

It was only a matter of time before a list like this surfaced. Many administrations did excellent work in promoting environmental and sustainable causes. These are the 10 best.

  1. Teddy Roosevelt - Comes as no surprise... He's the original Environmentalist
  2. Jimmy Carter - he was always more of a humanitarian than an executive anyway...
  3. Thomas Jefferson - Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clarke did a lot for his ranking.
  4. Bill Clinton - With Gore over his shoulder, you'd expect some change...
  5. Richard Nixon - he made the list of Presidents with the worst environmental record too...
  6. Franklin Roosevelt - Civilian Conservation Corps... part of the New Deal
  7. Abraham Lincoln - established the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  8. Lyndon Johnson - protected 9 million acres of land with the Wilderness Act
  9. Woodrow Wilson - oversaw the creation of the National Park Service... (Teddy's idea...)
  10. John Kennedy - had his guys look into the effect of pesticides and chemicals... laying groundwork for the EPA.

To read more about each President and their contributions go to the Daily Green
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/greenest-presidents-460808 - You can also see a list of the Presidents with the worst environmental policy...

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