There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.
There is an increasing sense of what can be called legal pollution.
Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.
Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession.
The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die.
I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.
The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
And the meek shall inherit the earth.
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.
In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.
It will be controlled when the people of America, through their elected representatives, demand the right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear..
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?