1965 The Sierra Club brought suit to protect New York’s Storm King Mountain from a power project. The case established a precedent, allowing the Club standing for a non-economic interest in the case.
1962 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson published. The book alerted the general public to the dangers of pesticides, particularly the dangers to humans. Yet she remained in the tradition of Muir, summarizing her main argument, “The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology … Read More