By now you all should know that the man who stood up for the environment against corporate interests and founded the EPA 47 years ago, is buried here in Yorba Linda. Now the man who is destroying the planet for his own interests is in the White-house.
The Congress, the Administration and the public all share a profound commitment to the rescue of our natural environment, and the preservation of the Earth as a place both habitable by and hospitable to man.
—President Richard Nixon, “Reorganization Plan No. 3,” message to Congress about establishing EPA, July 1970