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USA Earth Day, 1970: How President Nixon spied on Earth Day

President Nixon spied on the very first Earth Day in 1970. Despite Nixon's fears of an anti-war uprising, the FBI found that Earth Day was 'very benign.'

By Becky OskinOur Amazing Planet / April 22, 2013

Bernard Thomas / The Herald-Sun / AP

The launch of Earth Day in 1970 raised suspicions in Washington, D.C., according to former Representative Pete McCloskey, one of the organizers of the first Earth Day.