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SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: The Great Balancing Act

In November of 2015, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum harkening back to the days of Roosevelt in which he stressed the importance of preserving natural resources for future generations, a memorandum which initiated with a statement that, "we all have a moral obligation to the next generation to leave America's natural resources in better condition than when we inherited them." Comparatively, at the Opening Conference on Conservation of Natural Resources in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt, stated: "We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding the fields and obstructing navigation." Why is it that over a century later, our nation's leaders…Log In to Read Full Article

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