Monday, March 22, 2010

In Memoriam: Stewart Udall

Stewart Udall died Saturday at the age of 90. As Interior Secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, Udall played a large part in the preservation of 3.85 million additional acres of public lands, including the creation of 50 new national wildlife refuges and 4 new national parks: Canyonlands (Utah), North Cascades (Washington), Redwood (California), and Guadalupe Mountains (Texas). As an obituary in today's NY Times (here) notes, Udall was able to work effectively with members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, reminding us that there was a time when environmental protection was a bipartisan issue.

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