Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way (2020)

Banning DDT How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way On a December day in DDT went on trial in Madison Wisconsin In Banning DDT How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way Bill Berry details how the citizens scientists reporters and tradit
  • Title: Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way
  • Author: Bill Berry
  • ISBN: 9780870206443
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way
    On a December day in 1968, DDT went on trial in Madison, Wisconsin In Banning DDT How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way, Bill Berry details how the citizens, scientists, reporters, and traditional conservationists drew attention to the harmful effects of the miracle pesticide DDT, which was being used to control Dutch elm disease.Berry tells of the hunters andOn a December day in 1968, DDT went on trial in Madison, Wisconsin In Banning DDT How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way, Bill Berry details how the citizens, scientists, reporters, and traditional conservationists drew attention to the harmful effects of the miracle pesticide DDT, which was being used to control Dutch elm disease.Berry tells of the hunters and fishers, bird watchers, and garden club ladies like Lorrie Otto, who dropped off twenty eight dead robins at the Bayside village offices He tells of university professors and scientists like Joseph Hickey, a professor and researcher in the Department of Wildlife Management in at the University of Wisconsin Madison, who, years after the fact, wept about the suppression of some of his early DDT research And he tells of activists like Senator Gaylord Nelson and members of the state s Citizens Natural Resources who rallied the cause.The Madison trial was one of the first for the Environmental Defense Fund The National Audubon Society helped secure the than 52,000 in donations that offset the environmentalists costs associated with the hearing Today, virtually every reference to the history of DDT mentions the impact of Wisconsin s battles.The six month long DDT hearing was one of the first chapters in citizen activism in the modern environmental era Banning DDT is a compelling story of how citizen activism, science, and law merged in Wisconsin s DDT battles to forge a new way to accomplish public policy These citizen activists were motivated by the belief that we all deserve a voice on the health of the land and water that sustain us.
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    One Reply to “Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way”

    1. A well researched and well written account of a very interesting and important chapter in Wisconsin history I was quite pleasantly surprised, and recommend this book to anyone who needs a little bit of encouragement in the face of the seemingly insurmountable problems we are struggling with today.

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