Ex-deputy attorney general quit in ‘Saturday Night Massacre’
Led EPA and called Trump’s policy ‘completely fraudulent’
A lifelong Republican, he was also acting director of the FBI. But his moment of fame came on 20 October 1973, when he was a deputy attorney general and joined
In late 2015, before receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, he told the Guardian: “The
That was before Trump – about whom he said “I don’t know what Trump actually knows about climate change, I don’t think Trump thinks much about many of the issues” – won office.
Denis Hayes, who coordinated the first Earth Day in 1970, once called Ruckelshaus “a Republican environmental