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George Atiyeh

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On September 16, 2020
One of the great environmentalist heroes of recent decades is George Atiyeh. Nephew of the last Republican governor of Oregon Vic Atiyeh, this former logger bucked the industry and made a life crusade to protect the Opal Creek Wilderness. Much of this seems to have burned in the recent fires. The importance of Opal Creek […]
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The field of environmental history, especially that of the United States, has long had a problem: its practitioners are overwhelmingly white males. This has long caused a lot of consternation and conversation, but it hasn’t really changed the field much. There is a panel about this just about every year, but the need for such […]
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The environmental historian Chris Sellers explores this issue for Earth Day. In the 1950s, many Republicans were among the founding environmentalists in Congress. And of course, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Congress was passing groundbreaking environmental laws by nearly unanimous votes (which is why it drives me crazy when Richard Nixon gets called […]
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