Today in History

...first woman to make a nontethered flight aboard a Montgolfier hot-air balloon, over Lyon, France.In 1892, the Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.In 1919, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing...
Feds: No listing for Southeast herring

...within the foreseeable future," the agency said.The Sierra Club of Juneau in 2007 petitioned NOAA Fisheries to list Pacific...Mark Rorick, chairman of the Tongass chapter of the Sierra Club, which was the former Juneau chapter, said he was disappointed...
Five good reads: Jeff Brady

...Washington, Georgia and Arizona to spend time with the "Archdruid," David Broder, the ousted former leader of the Sierra Club and now president of a new group called Friends of the Earth. As these arch-enemies encounter the land in question...
Conservationists look to end old-growth logging

...the House of Representatives and dozens of conservation organizations - including the Sitka Conservation Society, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Audubon Society - signed on to two letters recently sent to U.S. Agriculture...
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy SeaWorld. Putting something in a cage, it makes it no longer what it is."A lawsuit was filed, backed by the Sierra Club and a joint resolution in the Alaska Senate and House (sponsored by Sen. Vic Fischer and Rep. Mike Szymanski). And...
In the Tongass, every job counts

...environmentalists, simply because their East Coast leadership is in search of a cause. Well-funded environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Greenpeace have for many decades aggressively waged war on Alaskan jobs and on Alaska's families.Sadly for Alaskans...
Free guided hikes Jan. 1 in parks in all 50 states

...the country from Seattle to Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y.Organizations like the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Sierra Club and local groups like Nevada's Friends of Gold Butte also organize Jan. 1 hikes and events in many places. Even...
Alaska Railroad extension project gets underway despite opposition

...economic developments such as coal or ore from mines that open up along the corridor to Fairbanks.Cook Inletkeeper, Sierra Club and Alaska Survival tried to halt the project. They say the rail line will destroy important salmon-rearing habitat...
Sen. Murkowski criticizes petroleum reserve plan

...choice."The areas most important to wildlife must be kept off-limits to development," said Athan Manuel of the Sierra Club.National Audubon Society President and CEO David Yarnold said the plan shows that Americans can protect nature on...
Court temporarily halts Alaska rail extension

...federal environmental law in determining the purpose and need of the extension. Attorneys for the petitioners - the Sierra Club, Alaska Survival and Cook Inletkeeper - have argued that an environmental review by the board was inadequate and that...


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