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Comments on the first Earth Day by President Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 7:23 am in Animal Politics, Bird Watching, Conservation, Earth Day.

Brian Murphy sent me this interesting quote this morning:

“The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country!”
— Attorney General John Mitchell, under Nixon, (1969-1972) during the first Earth Day 1970

Things have changed a little bit since then.
— Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek

Have they? /Gary

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