The 50th Anniversary Of ‘Silent Spring’ Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Environmental Regulations by Arpita Bhattacharyya

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a book often credited with launching the modern environmental movement. As we celebrate recent vital regulations, from new fuel economy standards to carbon pollution standard, it’s important to look back on how one book moved the American public to realize the importance of environmental protection and called the government to action.

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