Eleven. Environmental Policy

  1. Mitchell B. Lerner
  1. Martin V. Melosi Ph.D.

Published Online: 19 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch11

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

How to Cite

Melosi, M. V. (2011) Environmental Policy, in A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson (ed M. B. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Ohio State University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Houston, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333893

Online ISBN: 9781444347494



  • environmental policy;
  • LBJ administration, two iconic events;
  • modern environmental movement;
  • quality-of-life issues, pollution;
  • environmentalism, political of 1960s;
  • LBJ's immersion in conservation;
  • Lady Bird's influence, on LBJ;
  • LBJ's commitment to natural beauty;
  • Secretary Udall, faith in federal government;
  • control of pollution


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Modern Environmental Movement

  • The Johnson Administration

  • Key Players in the Johnson Administration

  • New Conservation in Congress

  • Agent Orange

  • Conclusion

  • References