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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: William Orville Douglas (1898–1980)
QUOTATION: I’ve often thought that if our zoning boards could be put in charge of botanists, of zoologists and geologists, and people who know about the earth, we would have much more wisdom in such planning than we have when we leave it to the engineers.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, remarks at conference sponsored by the American Histadrut Cultural Exchange Institute, Harriman, New York, February 17–19, 1967.—Government and the Democratic Process; A Symposium by American and Israeli Experts, ed. Judd L. Teller, p. 16 (1969).
SUBJECTS: Environment