man helped save environment
Washington D.C: Mary Louise Uhlig of the EPA says Les Lobaugh is the most "influential, important and anonymous Native lawyer in America."
Uhlig said millions of animals, plants and fishes species are alive and protected today due to Mr. Lobaugh's efforts. He has:
Endangered Species Act,
Les's efforts began more than 40
years ago when he attended
Georgetown School of Law and
interned with US
Senator Alan Cranston. Cranston noticed Lobaugh's concern over the
likely extinction of the bald
eagle. He challenged the young
Navajo man to do something about it.
Besides their different views, European explorers brought more than different viewpoints to the Americas. They also carried diseases that killed millions of Natives and enabled whites to colonize the New World. Lobaugh says this "attitude of conquest and subjugation extracted a heavy price."
However, Lombaugh says that today
people are reevaluating our
relationship to the environment.
This has brought the US closer to native ideals of
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