Quote – Gary D. Knight, Associate Director for Environment, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce Public Presentations

Because of our guilt—and because of the media’s espousement (sic) of the movement—laws were passed which asked industry and the American consumer for the impossible. The members [of Congress] admitted they did not know what could actually be done to clean up our environment, how long it would take or how much it would cost. But they went ahead anyway in the spirit of political expediency to ramrod through measures that would affect millions of people and billions of dollars…

In 1975, a spokesman for Chamber of Commerce delivered this speech, providing a business perspective on environmental regulation issues, particularly reflecting on the achievements of the environmental movement through the Clean Air Act of 1970, the F

Thursday, December 4, 1975