Environmental Timeline

Events

Yellowstone established

1872

Creation of US Forest Services

1881

Yosemite established

1890

Sierra Club

1892

First National Wildlife Refuge

1903

Lead paint most used

1920 - 1960

Lead Gasoline

1924 - 1975

The Nature Conservancy

1951

Killer smog in London

1952

Silent Spring

1962

First Clean Air Act

1963

Cuyahoga River

1969

First Earth Day

1970

EPA

1970

First Clean Water Act

1972

Creation of Dept. of Energy.

1977

Lead Paint banned

1978

Love Canal

1978

Three Mile Island

1979

Superfund Law

1980

Lake Erie

1982

Union Carbide

1984

Chernobyl

1986

Montreal Protocol

1987

Exxon Valdez

1989

Santa Monica water supply

1995

Kyoto Protocol

1997

Madrid Protocol

2003

BP Oil Spill

2010

Presidents

Andrew Jackson --

1829 - 1837

Martin Van Buren --

1837 - 1841

John Tyler --

1841 - 1845

William H Harrison ++

1841

James K Polk --

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor --

1849 - 1850

Millard Fillmore --

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pierce ++

1853 - 1857

James Buchanan --

1857 - 1861

Abraham Lincoln ++

1861 - 1865

Andrew Johnson --

1865 - 1869

Ulysses S. Grant --

1869 - 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes ++

1877 - 1881

James A. Garfield --

1881

Chester A. Arthur ++

1881 - 1885

Grover Cleveland ++

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison ++

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland 2.0 - "The Clevelanator" ++

1893 - 1897

William McKinley --

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt ++

1901 - 1909

William H. Taft --

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson ++

1913 - 1921

Warren G. Harding --

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge ++

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover --

1929 - 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt ++

1933 - 1945

Harry S. Truman --

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower --

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy ++

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson ++

1963 - 1969

Richard M. Nixon ++

1969 - 1974

Gerald R. Ford ++

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter ++

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagan --

1981 - 1989

George H.W. Bush ++

1989 - 1993

Bill Clinton ++

1993 - 2001

George W. Bush ++

2001 - 2009

Barack Hussein Obama ++

2009 - 2017