RIP: Gaylord Nelson

by TChris

Former Wisconsin governor and senator Gaylord Nelson died today. Nelson "founded Earth Day and helped spawn the modern environmental movement."

A conservationist years before it became fashionable, Nelson was recognized as one of the world's foremost environmental leaders. Then-President Clinton presented Nelson with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 for his environmental efforts.

Rest in peace, Gaylord.

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    Re: RIP: Gaylord Nelson (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ernesto Del Mundo on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:49 PM EST
    It's hard to believe but protecting life on earth was once actually supported by many members of Congress, even in the Republican Party. Those days are long gone thanks to Tom "The Exterminator" Delay and his Army of God; the supposedly "pro-life" environmental terrorists. You can check out your own reps voting record on the environment at the League of Conservation Voters website.