Environmentalism In The Sixties
In the late 1960s to 1970s, Americans realized that industry was doing serious damage to air, water, and the earth itself, the most essential natural resources. The whole awareness of the damage being done to the environment stemmed out from the energy crisis of the 1970s.
The energy crisis was a 'slap-in-the-face' for America. They needed to realize the harm that was being done to the natural resources and their decreasing
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which some felt was very risky, because of the chance of an oil spill, which would devastate all ocean life in the area.
Environmental decisions were important in the sixties era, as many other nations followed them with concern. With the world's population increasing so rapidly, the earth's natural resources will be heavily taxed, and many people, the environmentalists, believed that resource conservation was extremely important in maintaining the living conditions of the world population.