November 2, 1986
The resignation of Douglas P. Wheeler as executive director of the Sierra Club was announced in San Francisco by the organization's president, Lawrence Downing, who said Wheeler was leaving to "pursue other interests in the fields of conservation and philanthropy." Wheeler, 44, the club's third executive director, had held his post for a little more than a year. He took office July 1, 1985, succeeding J.
April 13, 1990 |
EPA Administrator William K. Reilly criticized environmental activists Thursday, saying that they hurt their cause by being relentlessly critical of President Bush and White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu. As a result, Reilly said in an interview, environmentalists were excluded from a recent White House meeting with business and industry leaders to discuss the Clean Air Act.
April 17, 1985 |
Douglas Wheeler, appointed Tuesday by the Sierra Club as its new executive director, called on the 358,000-member organization to focus its resources on the nation's most pressing environmental problems and reach an agreement with similar groups not to duplicate efforts. "We have to assess the successes of past efforts and attempt to focus somewhat on what is now a very diverse and varied agenda," the 43-year-old Wheeler said.
June 24, 2004 |
California said Wednesday that it would receive $100,000 from a home improvement company to settle the first lawsuit filed alleging violations of the federal "do-not-call" program. American Home Craft Inc., a vinyl siding manufacturer based in Hayward, Calif., was sued in November in U.S. District Court in San Francisco for making telemarketing phone calls to more than 120 Californians who had placed their names on the national do-not-call registry, California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer said.
October 19, 1991 |
Opponents of the U.S.-Mexico free-trade agreement on Friday lambasted the Bush Administration's review of the agreement's environmental impacts, calling a study released this week skewed and incomplete. The 199-page "Review of U.S.
November 4, 1989 |
Soon after the tremors settled down, survivors of the Oct. 17 San Francisco earthquake began filling the ears of friends, neighbors and reporters with vivid accounts of where they were, what they were doing and how they reacted when the quake struck. One 73-year-old survivor recalled, "I was just sitting in my dinette, having a glass of wine and reading Good Housekeeping, getting really relaxed, when everything started coming down off the walls."