Uncle Sam and Mother Earth

Uncle Sam and Mother Earth : Shaping the Nation's Environmental Path

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Uncle Sam and Mother Earth explains how individual voices and actions can make a real difference in protecting the environment. With eye-opening details and essential information about how the US government works, you'll gain indispensable insight into the complexities of effective environmental action. Author Dr. Jake Plante draws from three decades of work on environmental and energy issues to bring the intriguing process of environmental policy making to life. The narrative begins with a look back at some of the inspiring leaders-Rachel Carson, Stewart Brand, Gaylord Nelson, Bill Ruckelshaus, and Al Gore, to name a few-who energized the modern environmental movement in the United States, highlighting how their understanding of the government's role in agenda setting contributed to their success in raising environmental awareness. In chronicling the government's policy making process, Plante provides a fascinating insider's perspective on the intricate dance of environmental protection that involves institutions such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Council on Environmental Quality, and the US Department of Energy. This inside look is balanced with fascinating examples of local community actions that have made a difference in shaping national policy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 381g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514368854
  • 9781514368855

About Jake Plante

Author Jake Plante has thirty-three years of experience in government working on environmental and energy issues, including twenty-seven years with the FAA. He holds a doctorate of education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a current resident of Maine. His book Uncle Sam and Mother Earth: Shaping the Nation's Environmental Path educates environmental activists on the history of the movement and the essential role of government action in furthering-or impeding-its goals.show more