Our Living Land

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971 - 96 páginas
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Página 12 - No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were.
Página 29 - Like those in the last century who tilled a plot of land to exhaustion and then moved on to another, we in this century have too casually and too long abused our natural environment. The time has come when we can wait no longer to repair the damage already done, and to establish new criteria to guide us in the future.
Página 83 - In place of policies which simply call for more spending, we suggest policies which call for wiser spending. In place of policies which oscillate between the deadly extremes of forced termination and constant paternalism, we suggest a policy in which the Federal government and the Indian community play complementary roles. But most importantly, we have turned from the question of whether the Federal government has a responsibility to Indians to the question of how that responsibility can best be...
Página 79 - When Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898 at the end of the Spanish American War, both political and linguistic changes occurred. Today the island which is a commonwealth associated with the United States has two official languages, Spanish and English. Census data 1910 to 1990 indicate that there has been a significant increase in the number of Puerto Ricans reporting they can...
Página 83 - The Indians of America need Federal assistance — this much has long been clear. What has not always been clear, however, is that the Federal government needs Indian energies and Indian leadership if its assistance is to be effective in improving the conditions of Indian life. It is a new and balanced relationship between the United States government and the first Americans that is at the heart of our approach to Indian problems. And that is why we now approach these problems with new confidence...
Página 66 - Physical environment is protected by using the same right-of-way for more than one transmission line, thereby minimizing land use. Control of construction and maintenance operations, and proper waste disposal practices at BPA installations help preserve natural beauty, as does careful design of powerlines and substations to lessen their effect on scenery. By using natural and cultivated plant growth as screening, the appearance of facilities is improved where intrusion into the scenery is unavoidable.
Página 93 - ... growth as a challenge, we can make the 1970s an historic period when by conscious choice we transformed our land into what we want it to become. America, which has pioneered in the new abundance, and in the new technology, is called upon today to pioneer in meeting the concerns which have followed in their wake- in turning the wonders of science to the service of man.
Página 13 - ... phenomena of decomposition and recomposition. But she has left it within the power of man irreparably to derange the combinations of inorganic matter and of organic life, which through the night of aeons she had been proportioning and balancing, to prepare the earth for his habitation, when in the fullness of time his Creator should call him forth to enter into its possession.
Página 94 - America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern, impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!

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