Former EPA administrator Russell Train dies

Published September 17, 2012

| Associated Press

Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and leading American conservationist Russell Train has died at age 92.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said late Monday that as a leader with the federal agency at the time it was just starting under the Nixon administration Train helped set the path for the ongoing work of the agency. He helped craft some of the enduring environmental laws at the time the nation was becoming more aware of such threats to the environment.

Train also served as the first president of the World Wildlife Fund's American chapter.

The Washington Post said Train died Monday at his farm in the town of Bozman on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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