Opinion: Bill Ruckelshaus, Conservationist Who Also Protected The Rule Of Law

By Scott Simon, NPR

William Ruckelshaus was a conservationist, an Indiana Republican conservative who believed in conserving balanced budgets, limited government powers, constitutional checks and balances, and clean air and water. “Nature provides a free lunch,” he said, “but only if we control our appetites.”  He helped write Indiana’s first air pollution laws as a state deputy attorney general in the 1960s, and was appointed the first head of the Environment Protection Agency by President Nixon in 1970. Continue here.
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