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Carol Browner
(16 Dec 1955 - )

American lawyer and environmentalist who was Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1993–2001) for President Bill Clinton. She also served as director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009–11) for President Barack Obama.

Science Quotes by Carol Browner (1 quote)

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City after city, state after state, had essentially failed in their efforts to protect their air and their water, the land, the health of their citizens. By 1970, our city’ skylines were so polluted that in many places it was all but impossible to see from one city skyscraper to another. … We had rivers that were fouled with raw sewage and toxic chemicals. One actually caught on fire. There was a very famous photograph from my teenage years of the Cuyahoga River burning. In fact, it was memorialized in a song at the time.
— Carol Browner
In 'Environmental Protection: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century', Harvard Environmental Law Review (2001), 25, 329, 330-331. [In fact, the Cuyahoga River had caught fire several times over a number of decades, and there had been fires on other rivers. Webmaster]
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