A permanent outdoor exhibition, “The President and the Planet: Richard Nixon and the Environment,” will open Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.
The exhibition provides an in-depth look at the Nixon administration’s environmental initiatives and the continued impact of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Christopher Nixon Cox, a grandson of Nixon, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler are set to speak at the 10:30 a.m. dedication which will be streamed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4jmHlpcph5k.
Following the dedication, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will participate in a virtual interview about Nixon’s environmental legacy and several former EPA administrators and environmental experts will look back on 50 years of the EPA on a virtual panel.
The dedication comes one day after the 50th anniversary of the EPA’s establishment during Nixon’s first term.