Environmental Button

The slogan on this button refers to James G. Watt, who was named Secretary of the Interior by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Due to controversial positions regarding the commercial development of federal lands, environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, National Audubon Society, and Friends of the Earth criticized Watt during his tenure and called for his ouster. Watt resigned in 1983 after making inappropriate comments before Congress regarding the makeup of his department.
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Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: .33 cm x 5.8 cm; x 1/8 in x 2 5/16 in
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Natural Resources
Government, Politics, and Reform
Clothing & Accessories
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Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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