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PostPosted: 11/27/19 9:43 pm    ::: William Ruckelshaus Dies Reply Reply with quote

How things have changed!!

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...his moment of fame came on Oct. 20, 1973, when he was a deputy attorney general and joined his boss, Attorney General Elliot Richardson, in resigning rather than carry out Nixon’s unlawful order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.


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“He was incorruptible,” longtime friend and Seattle philanthropist Martha Kongsgaard said Wednesday of Ruckelshaus. “It was very disappointing for him to see this happening again in our country, and maybe on a larger scale. Deep decency in the face of corruption is needed now more than ever.”


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Ruckelshaus spent much of his life focused on air and water pollution and other environmental issues.


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n an interview with The Associated Press last year, his criticism of President Donald Trump’s moves to roll back environmental protections and give more regulatory power to the states was withering.

He said some states don’t have the resources to police big polluters, and others lack the will.

“The reason that the ultimate authority to enforce the law was put into federal hands was because the states weren’t any good at it,” Ruckelshaus said. “The idea that you’re going to delegate it to the states … is completely fraudulent.”




https://www.wishtv.com/news/national/hoosier-native-william-ruckelshaus-who-defied-nixon-in-watergate-dies/



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