The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life.
Roger Tory Peterson
We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses.
You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.
No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world's goods must steadily decrease.
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.
Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.
The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II.
Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities.
We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital - the resource systems upon which we depend to live - instead of our human capital.
We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment.
Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate.
The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented.
Dixie Lee Ray
Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
Dixie Lee Ray
Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes.
When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to the North Pole by dog team. There will be too much open water.
If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.
Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner.
I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them.
Roger Tory Peterson
Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry.
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