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Attorney and activist for the environment, 1962-1992 : oral history transcript : opposing nuclear power at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, managing California forests and East Bay regional parks / 1996.
BANC MSS 97/132 c; Phonotape 2881 C:1-19; BANC MSS 97/132 c
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Title:

Attorney and activist for the environment, 1962-1992 : oral history transcript: opposing nuclear power at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, managing California forests and East Bay regional parks / 1996

Creator/Contributor:

Pesonen, David E., 1934-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Berry, Phillip S., 1937-

Creator/Contributor:

Lage, Ann, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

David Pesonen discusses his childhood, his education at the University of California, Berkeley School of Forestry, and the Law School (Boalt Hall). Then he elaborates on various environment issues, including Bodega Bay and Harbor and the Nuclear Power Plant proposed there by Pacific Gas & Electric, the Nuclear Safeguards Act, forestry management under Governor Jerry Brown, being General Manager of the East Bay Regional Park District; his representation of the Sierra Club, and mediating disputes btetween the Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, as well as his legal career at Garry, Dreyfus, McTernan, and Brotsky, and being Superior Court Judge of Contra Costa County.

Date:

1996 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Pesonen, David E -- 1934- -- Interviews
Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Sierra Club.
Sierra Club. -- Legal Defense Fund.
Garry, Dreyfus, McTernan, and Brotsky.
Environmental policy -- California
Nuclear power plants -- California -- Bodega Bay
Nuclear energy -- Law and legislation -- California
Forests and forestry -- California
Lawyers -- California -- Interviews
Environmentalists -- California -- Interviews
Judges -- California -- Interviews
East Bay Regional Park District (Calif.)
Bodega Bay (Calif.)
Point Arena (Calif.)

Note:

David E. Pesonen ; with an introduction by Phillip S. Berry. Interviews conducted by Ann Lage, 1991 & 1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Classified as: Phonotape 2881 C:1-19.
Also available online.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (vi, 339 p.) : ill., map, ports. ; 28 cm.
19 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3j1z
BANC MSS 97/132 c
Phonotape 2881 C:1-19
BANC MSS 97/132 c

Origin:

California

Classification:

GE198.C2 P47 1996
333.72092

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Item:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3j1z