“You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected, they will vote 80 to 20 against it. We are a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem.”
– William D. Ruckelshaus, former EPA administrator, New York Times, November 30, 1988
I guess some things never change. Actually today you might not even get 80 percent to vote for a tougher Clean Air Act. But he’s right about individual responsibility.
What could you do? Leave your car at home – walk, bike or take the bus?