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    The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years have not solved as many problems as we thought they would, and, in fact, have brought us new problems we did not foresee.

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The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear.

The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear.

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There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to read more

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.

by Robert Orben Found in: Pollution Quotes,
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[There] is an increasing sense of what can be called "legal pollution."

[There] is an increasing sense of what can be called "legal pollution."

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Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of read more

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

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In 22 states parents can’t take kids fishing and eat the fish if they’re lucky enough to catch anything because read more

In 22 states parents can’t take kids fishing and eat the fish if they’re lucky enough to catch anything because of mercury. Think about that. In 44% of all river bodies and streams it’s not safe to fish or swim. And yet industrial polluters continue to block legislation that would prevent mercury and MTBE from polluting our water supplies and leaving children with debilitating diseases.

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Among these treasures of our land is water--fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where read more

Among these treasures of our land is water--fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used--but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled.

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Still, year after year strong mercury rules fail in Washington under pressure from corporate interests. Why? Not because the risks read more

Still, year after year strong mercury rules fail in Washington under pressure from corporate interests. Why? Not because the risks of mercury poisoning aren’t real. No, lobbyists for the big industries just say they can’t afford to make changes.

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The automobile has not merely taken over the street, it has dissolved the living tissue of the city ... Gas-filled, read more

The automobile has not merely taken over the street, it has dissolved the living tissue of the city ... Gas-filled, noisy and hazardous, our streets have become the most inhumane landscape in the world.

by James M. Fitch Found in: Pollution Quotes,
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Pollution is the forerunner of perdition

Pollution is the forerunner of perdition

by John Trapp Found in: Pollution Quotes,
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