(27 Feb 1934 - )
American activist and lawyer who gained national prominence as a consumer advocate with his book, Unsafe At Any Speed: The Designed-in Dangers of the American Automobile in 1965. He continued throughout his life with altruism activism make consumer rights a national issue in pursuit of safe products and protecting the environment
Science Quotes by Ralph Nader (2 quotes)
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
— Ralph Nader
Often seen, though without citation, for example, Cutler J. Cleveland and Christopher G. Morris, Dictionary of Energy (2009), 578. If you know a primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Water is the most precious, limited natural resource we have in this country
But because water belongs to no oneexcept the peoplespecial interests, including government polluters, use it as their private sewers.
— Ralph Nader
In Naders Foreword to David Zwick, Marcy Benstock and Ralph Nader, Water wasteland: Ralph Nader's Study Group Report on Water Pollution (1971), xiii.
Quotes by others about Ralph Nader (1)
On May 7, a few weeks after the accident at Three-Mile Island, I was in Washington. I was there to refute some of that propaganda that Ralph Nader, Jane Fonda and their kind are spewing to the news media in their attempt to frighten people away from nuclear power. I am 71 years old, and I was working 20 hours a day. The strain was too much. The next day, I suffered a heart attack. You might say that I was the only one whose health was affected by that reactor near Harrisburg. No, that would be wrong. It was not the reactor. It was Jane Fonda. Reactors are not dangerous.
From statement, published as a two-page advertisement, 'I Was the Only Victim of Three-Mile Island', placed by Dresser Industries in The Wall Street Journal (31 Jul 1979), U.S. Representative Larry McDonald entered the entire content of the ad, as Extensions of Remarks, into the Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the Congress (18 Dec 1979), 36876. [Note: The Three Mile Island accident happened on 28 Mar 1979. Webmaster]