Remembering Russel Train, Environmental Statesman, Republican

President Nixon signing the Clean Air Act on Dec. 31, 1970, flanked by his environmental dynamic duo of Bill Ruckelshaus (left) and Russell Train.

by Jim BallRecently the heads of 12 environmental organizations were asked to rank theĀ greenest PresidentsĀ in US history. Now, think to yourself, what's the most liberal, the most radical of the major environmental organizations? Many of you will have chosen Greenpeace for that distinction.Now, which President would you think the head of Greenpeace, Phil Radford, would choose as the greenest President? Barack Obama? Nope. Nyet. Nada.Maybe Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton or LBJ or FDR? G … [Read more...]