"Russell E. Train, Former EPA Head, Dies at 92"

"Russell E. Train, a former tax court judge whose awakening on safari sparked a new career in environmental activism, as head of the nascent Environmental Protection Agency and as the first president of the World Wildlife Fund's American chapter, died Sept. 17 at his farm in Bozman, Md. He was 92."

"The death was confirmed by Carter Roberts, the president and chief executive of the WWF-U.S. The cause of death was not yet known.

Mr. Train was widely regarded as one of the most important American conservationists in the past half-century. He helped to craft some of the nation's enduring environmental laws and to establish the agencies that continue to shape U.S."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post September 17, 2012.

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Source: Wash Post, 09/18/2012