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        Earth Days: Environmentalists Enter Politics

        After the success of the first Earth Day, environmentalists targeted the 1970 re-election campaigns of congressmen with the worst environmental records. They scored several victories, including the defeat of Representative George Fallon. This led to many political advances in the environmental sphere, as seen in this video from American Experience: “Earth Days.”

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