The 1960s was an era of political turmoil and upheaval in America. Among other prominent political movements, the decade sparked the uprising of the modern environmentalist movement.
Today, longtime conservationist and environmental policy expert Robert J. Smith, Director of CEI's Center for Private Conservation, explains in a short video how the modern environmentalist movement began in America. A celebrated author and environmental historian, Smith shows how the anti-war movement during the 1960s evolved into an anti-capitalism movement that pushed for public - i.e. government - stewardship of the environment.
I hope you will take a moment to view the video and gain greater perspective from a man who has spent a career immersed in the movement, seeking a reasonable, effective approach to conservation and environmental protection.