27 Mar '12, 5pm

How Republicans saved the ozone layer: The new documentary "Shattered Sky" reminds us that conservative leaders

How Republicans saved the ozone layer: The new documentary "Shattered Sky" reminds us that conservative leaders

Here’s a surprise: An environmental story with a happy ending whose heroes include Ronald Reagan, his secretary of state George Schultz and a now-forgotten bureaucrat named Lee Thomas , the EPA administrator during Reagan’s second term. These men helped bring us the Montreal Protocol , a international treaty that took effect in 1989 and since then has protected the earth’s fragile ozone lawyer by phasing out the production of chemicals including chlorofluorocarbons, which were commonly found in spray cans and refrigeratants. The NRDC’s David Doniger calls the Montreal Protocol “the world’s most environmental treaty .” The story of the Montreal Protocol is told in a new documentary film called "Shattered Sky" by directors Steve Dorst and Dan Evans. It had its premiere on Sunday at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington. The hour-long film cuts back and forth between ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/27/how-republicans-s...

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