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Environmental Pioneer and former Secretary Stewart Udall dies at 90

The Associated Press reported in the New York Times Saturday on the passing of former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall. Udall was 90 years old. 

The White House press office issued this statement from President Obama: 

“For the better part of three decades, Stewart Udall served this nation honorably.  Whether in the skies above Italy in World War II, in Congress or as Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall left an indelible mark on this nation and inspired countless Americans who will continue his fight for clean air, clean water and to maintain our many natural treasures.  Michelle and I extend our condolences to the entire Udall family who continue his legacy of public service to this day.”

Udall is featured prominently in our upcoming film Earth Days, about the birth of the environmental movement in America.


Jen Holmes Jen Holmes is a blogger for Inside American Experience and a member of the communications team.