Buffalo National River, Arkansas: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation..., 92-1, on H.R. 9119, H.R. 8382, and S. 7..., October 28 and 29, 1971
1972 - 204 pages
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Page 19 - ... no department or agency of the United States shall assist by loan, grant, license, or otherwise in the construction of any water resources project that would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which such river was established, as determined by the Secretary charged with its administration.
Page 6 - No department or agency of the United States shall recommend authorization of any water resources project that would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which such river was established...
Page 125 - All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in the community, but his ethics prompt him also to co-operate (perhaps in order that there may be a place to compete for). The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively : the land.
Page 36 - The bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, the former home of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
Page 125 - ... land. This sounds simple: do we not already sing our love for and obligation to the land of the free and the home of the brave? Yes, but just what and whom do we love? Certainly not the soil, which we are sending helter-skelter downriver. Certainly not the waters, which we assume have no function except to turn turbines, float barges, and carry off sewage. Certainly not the plants, of which we exterminate whole communities without batting an eye. Certainly not the animals, of which we have already...
Page 63 - Such action may, in the long run, save the people of the United States as well as the people of the State of New York millions of dollars.
Page 125 - The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively, the land. * * * In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his...
Page 125 - There is as yet no ethic dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it. Land, like Odysseus' slave-girls, is still property. The land-relation is still strictly economic, entailing privileges but not obligations. The extension of ethics to this third element in human environment is, if I read the evidence correctly, an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.