HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Politics & Government » Hillary Clinton (Group) » Hillary Clinton opinion f...

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:21 PM

Hillary Clinton opinion for Mercury News: A plan to preserve America's 'best idea'

By Hillary Clinton, Special to The Mercury News
Posted: 06/01/2016 07:44:45 AM PDT | Updated: about 11 hours ago

More than a century ago, John Muir immersed himself in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains. In the journals he kept on his travels, Muir observed that "Most people are on the world, not in it." He worried humanity had lost touch with our place in nature, and he hoped to inspire us to find it.

In the years that followed, his message began to break through. Leaders of American industry and society came to agree that public lands and waterways had to be held in sacred trust. Muir even went camping with President Teddy Roosevelt in the Yosemite Valley, who then set off a golden age of conservation.

This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of our National Parks. Unfortunately, America's natural wonders are facing a range of threats today, from climate-fueled drought to fiercer wildfire seasons to declining wildlife populations. Meanwhile, special interest groups are waging a constant campaign to privatize our nation's public lands.

I've been fighting against these threats for my entire career. As First Lady, I launched a campaign to "Save America's Treasures," which preserved historic structures across the nation. On the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I sponsored bills to reduce our nation's air pollution and carbon emissions. And at the State Department, I worked to bring countries together to protect the Arctic and our global ocean.

Mercury News continued...

2 replies, 652 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Hillary Clinton opinion for Mercury News: A plan to preserve America's 'best idea' (Original post)
BootinUp Jun 2016 OP
fleabiscuit Jun 2016 #1
SunSeeker Jun 2016 #2

Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:37 PM

1. Interesting. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:47 PM

2. K & R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread