EDITORS NOTE: This is an article about the first major Earth Day Celebration that occurred in New York City on April 22, 1970. Celebrating Earth Day, and trying to find ways to use resources that don’t make less pollution isn’t something we have a problem with. What we do have a problem with is left-leaning groups using Earth Day and other environmental initiatives to advance their political and social agendas. Unfortunately these political goals intertwined themselves with environmentalism early on, and now they are impossible to separate.
New York Times - Apr 23, 1970
"If the environment had any enemies they did not make themselves known Political leaders, government departments and corporations hastened to line up in the ranks of those yearning for a clean, quiet, fume-free city..."
"On 14th Street a guerilla group acted out skit portraying the plight of a hibernating bear who awakens to find a Con Edison Nuclear Reactor had been built above his cave..."CITATION: New York Times - Apr 23, 1970 - page 1 SOURCE: PROQUEST: PDF: ARCHIVE: