Environmental Timeline

Main

Yellowstone National Park established

1872

Yosemite National Park established

1890

Sierra Club/ John Miur

1892

First National Wildlife Refuge

1903

Creation of US Forest Services

1905

Lead Gasoline

1920 - 1995

Phased out because of the toxic effects it had on human health. Stunted growth and introduced chemicals in the blood stream of humans.

Lead Paint

1950 - 1978

used to speed up drying, increase durability, maintain a fresh appearance, and resist moisture that causes corrosion..out in 1978 b/c nervous system/kidney damage, stunted growth

The Nature Conservancy

1951

Killer Smog in London

1952

Cuyahoga River

1960

Lake Erie

1960

Rachel Carson/ Silent Spring

1962

First Clean Air Act

1963

First Earth Day

1970

Establishment of Environmental Protection Agency

1970

First Clean Water Act

1972

Creation of Department of Energy

1977

Love Canal, NY

1978

Three Mile Island

1979

Superfund Law

1980

Madrid Protocol

1981

Union Carbide, Bhopal, India

1984

Chernobyl

1986

Montreal Protocol

1987

Exxon Valdez

1989

Santa Monica water supply

1996

Kyoto Protocol

1997

BP Gulf Oil Spill

2010

Presidents

Andrew jackson -

1832 - 1837

Martin van buren -

1837 - 1841

William henry harrison -

1841 - 1842

John tyler +

1842 - 1845

James K Polk +

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1850

Millard Fillmore -

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pearce +

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 garfield +

1881 - 1882

chester arthur -

1882 - 1885

grover cleveland +

1885 - 1889

benjamin harrison-

1889 - 1893

william mckinley +

1897 - 1901

teddy roosevelt +

1901 - 1909

william howard taft -

1909 - 1913

woodrow wilson +

1913 - 1921

warren g harding -

1921 - 1923

calvin coolidge +

1923 - 1929

herbert hoover -

1929 - 1933

Franklin Roosevelt +

1933 - 1945

harry truman -

1945 - 1953

dwight eisenhower -

1953 - 1961

john f kennedy +

1961 - 1963

lyndon b johnson +

1963 - 1969

richard nixon +

1969 - 1974

gerald ford

1974 - 1977

jimmy carter +

1977 - 1981

ronald reagan -

1981 - 1989

george hw bush +

1989 - 1993

bill clinton +

1993 - 2001

george w bush -

2001 - 2009

barack obama +

2009