The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) formed to ban DDT

1967 CEUSA

“The group's first order of business included filing lawsuits in New York, Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington DC to force a ban on DDT. EDF enlisted the help of dozens of scientific experts — ornithologists, ecologists, toxicologists, carcinogenesis experts, and insect control specialists — to testify at multi-month hearings to prove its point in regard to the dangers of DDT. “

”How Important Was Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in the Recovery of Bald Eagles and Other Bird Species?” Scientific American, August 31, 2012.

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