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13 Reasons The '70s Weren't That Great

America in the '70s wasn't just lame: It was also disgusting. Luckily, the EPA helped clean it up. Now, the Trump Administration threatens to put our clean air and water at risk again. Call your reps and tell them to protect the legacy of the EPA.

1. Tang was a fun thing to drink. Ya know what was way less fun to drink? Water that was pitch black from pollution.

2. The Bug was kind of a cool car, but it was way less cool when it was rotting in the bay.

3. Lava lamps were kinda lame. That said, at least if they broke and spilled out, it wasn't as bad as 4,800 Louisville residents being evacuated due to the threat of a liquid chlorine spill.

4. Wearing platform shoes was whatever, but it was downright terrible when you walked by a factory that was literally burning car batteries.

5. The vibe of your Hawaiian surfing trip was completely harshed by raw sewage being dumped near Waikiki Beach.

6. Wearing earth tones was the worst when it meant that you (and the entire city skyline) blended into the intense smog all around you.

7. Jefferson Airplane concerts got loud, but they weren't as bad as a deafening airplane barreling over your house.

8. Your ringer T-shirt always got so dirty when you drove by a gypsum plant raining white dust on your car.

9. It was hard to "take it easy" while runnin' down the road when you knew your gasoline was full of lead.

10. That '70s muscle car looked way less cool when it was parked in the shadow of a power plant.

11. The only thing funkier than funk music was the smell coming from this orange, polluted river.

12. Remember that kids toy, Barrel of Monkeys? How about this mountain of damaged oil barrels? Remember that?

13. Hey, remember disco? Who cares?! In the '70s, this duck died in a pond full of acid water and sludge.

For more than 40 years, the EPA has kept Americans safe and our environment clean. The Trump Administration endangers the great work the agency has accomplished. If they have their way, we could be headed back to the disgusting '70s. Don’t want that? Use the call tool below to be put in contact with someone from your senator’s office. Let them know you support the EPA's work and want to defend its legacy of environmental protection.