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October 10, 1997
As president of the Sierra Club, I feel compelled to respond to Alexander Cockburn's latest work of fiction disguised as journalism, "A Big Green Bomb Aimed at Immigration" (Column Left, Oct. 2). Sadly, it's hard to know where to begin. Through a combination of innuendo and flagrant misstatements of fact, Cockburn creates the impression that the Sierra Club has embraced an anti-immigration policy. This is not true and Cockburn knows it. The current policy--adopted unanimously by the board of directors--states that the club will take no position on immigration levels or policies governing immigration to the United States.
Provoking cries of racism, prompting a wave of resignations and pitting prominent environmentalists against one another, a Sierra Club ballot measure calling for stricter curbs on U.S. immigration has ignited a bitter battle within the country's most prominent environmental organization. Already, at least 1,000 people have quit over the question, which appears on the club's annual organizational ballot, say officials, who anticipate more resignations no matter which side wins.
January 30, 2001 | MATEA GOLD
Former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa has won the endorsement of the Angeles chapter of the Sierra Club in his mayoral bid, beating out supporters of state Controller Kathleen Connell, who urged the club to make a dual endorsement. The club's executive committee voted Sunday to endorse Villaraigosa, ending a month of intense, behind-the-scenes lobbying by the campaigns to secure the backing of the respected environmental group.
April 9, 1990 | NONA YATES
Classes and field trips in geology, botany, herpetology, astronomy and Native American culture will highlight a weekend of outdoor activities in the San Bernardino Mountains at the Nature Knowledge Workshop offered by the Sierra Club's natural science section in May. Designed to promote a deeper understanding of environmental relationships and an awareness of environmental problem-solving, the field-oriented sessions utilize hands-on learning and exploration of ecological relationships.
November 23, 2011
Life in the wild Re "Reaching out over feral cats," Nov. 19 These feral cats in South L.A. are not actually stray cats. They flourish and thrive because of the seemingly well-meaning humans who feed them. Without that food, many would die. Responsible pet owners keep their cats in their homes, where they are safe from other predators. Trapping, spaying and then releasing these feral cats won't do any good. These cats are not vaccinated against disease.
December 20, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Friends of the environment will be able to put their money where their hearts are by investing in new mutual funds offered by Forward Management LLC and the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club Funds will select securities for potential investment on the basis of environmental and social criteria. The first funds to be launched may be available to investors in January. Forward Management will pay the Sierra Club a fee.
November 17, 2002
"Hybrid Sports Car on the Drawing Board," Oct. 16, suggests that the Sierra Club's push for low-emission vehicles wasn't intended to promote high-performance cars like Honda's new DN-X hybrid sports car. In fact, we are thrilled to see this innovative car on the market. When the Sierra Club honored Honda with an environmental engineering award in Los Angeles in 2000, that's exactly what we had in mind. Kate Jackson Sierra Club organizer Los Angeles
January 23, 1994
In her attack on the Sierra Club (Letters, Jan. 2), Soka supporter Alexis Byfuglin claims that the Sierra Club "did not stand up to, and even praised" previous big developments such as Baldwin, Micor and Ahmanson Ranch. She is wrong on all three counts. The Sierra Club came out in opposition to the Baldwin development when it was first proposed in 1987. That opposition helped reduce the development from 1,507 homes, 1.5 million square feet of commercial space and a very costly highway to 550 homes, 200,000 commercial square feet, no road and a 640-acre park donation.
March 8, 2010 | By Keith Thursby
Edgar Wayburn, a San Francisco physician and longtime president of the Sierra Club who was credited with protecting more parks and wilderness areas than any other American, has died. He was 103. Wayburn died Friday at his home in San Francisco of natural causes, said his daughter, Cynthia. He was the impetus for the establishment of Redwood National Park and pushed to create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, among others.
February 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in an effort to block construction of a federal research and office complex on an 800-acre military site. The proposed 2-million-square-foot complex at White Oak would serve as Food and Drug Administration headquarters, housing 6,000 employees. FDA offices at 18 sites would be consolidated there and at two other locations in Maryland.
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