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Professor Char Miller Quoted in Article on 100th Anniversary of Important Environmental Bill

Next March will be the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, legislation that allowed for national forests to be created in the eastern United States. The Associated Press reports on this upcoming anniversary as well as the Act's importance to environmental protection legislation throughout the 20th century. W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis Char Miller is quoted in the article, explaining that "Without the Weeks Act, we might not have an Endangered Species Act, we might not have a Clean Water or Clean Air Act, we might not have a Wilderness Act because there would have been no precedent for this new relationship between the states and the federal government to cooperate in the ways that the Weeks Act produced."

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2010/12/05/law_to_form_public_forests_in_eastern_us_turns_100/