2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - John Adams

February 16, 2011 | 2:45 | Public Domain

John H. Adams co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council in 1970. Adams served as Executive Director and, later, as President of the nonprofit conservation group until 2006. His tenure is unparalleled by the leader of any other environmental organization. Rolling Stone writes: “If the planet has a lawyer, it’s John Adams.” Watch John Adams discuss how he got involved with fighting for environment issues and what receiving this award means to him and the work to promote environmental causes.

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