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Charles Barden
(24 Jun 1916 - 23 Jul 2005)

American environmental engineer whose career began in 1937 with the Texas Department of Public Health. After various state positions in environmental engineering, hazardous substance control and occupational health, he became in 1965 Charles became the first Executive Director of the Texas Air Control Board.

Science Quotes by Charles Barden (2 quotes)

Some people will tell you “the hell with the environment” and others say “to hell with industrial development.” They're both wrong.
— Charles Barden
As quoted by Advocate News Service in 'Budget by Air Board Pleases State Salons', reporting budget hearings before Texas State House and Senate committees, before which Barden said that Texas must have a “balancing” of environmental and industrial growth needs. In The Victoria Advocate (30 Jan 1977), 5A.
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We prefer economic growth to clean air.
— Charles Barden
Quoted in H. Mark Roelofs and Gerald L. Houseman, The American Political System: Ideology and Myth (1983), 539.
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