We are saddened to hear the news of Leon G. Billings’ passing. Billings was a staunch environmental advocate and a leader in passing environmental laws and regulations.
He was the principal author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, and as the first director of the Senate environment subcommittee, headed the 1972 Clean Water Act and 1977 amendments for antipollution laws.
Today we enjoy a more pristine world because of Billings, and those, who like him, have committed themselves to preserving the environment. Let us honor his memory by striving to further his life’s work of making a cleaner earth and more sustainable future.
It has always been our goal at Ashokan to do our part in safeguarding the environment. Today we remember the legacy left by Leon G. Billings, and hope his memory will inspire others to do the same.