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Attorney for the environment, 1966-1981 : Center for Law and Social Policy, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, Department of Justice Division of Lands and Natural Resources : oral history transcript / 1994.
BANC MSS 95/79 c; Phonotape 2765 C:1-12; Phonotape 2924 C:1-12; BANC MSS 95/79 c
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Title:

Attorney for the environment, 1966-1981: Center for Law and Social Policy, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, Department of Justice Division of Lands and Natural Resources : oral history transcript / 1994
Sierra Club History Committee Oral history series
Donated oral histories collection

Creator/Contributor:

Moorman, James W., creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Hudson, Ted, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

McCloskey, J. Michael (John Michael), 1934-

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Moorman discusses family, education, and interest in environment; Sierra Clubs Atlantic and Southeast chapters, 1960s; legal cases as attorney in Justice Department's Lands Division, 1966-1969; attorney for Center for Law and Social Policy, 1969-1971: early use of the National Environmental Policy Act in environmental litigation, trans-Alaskan pipeline case, growth of field of environmental law; Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund executive director, 1971-1977: relationship with the club and its legislative program, litigation on wilderness, forestry, clean air issues, Admiralty Island timber sales; assistant attorney general for land and natural resources, 1977-1981: Attorney General Griffin Bell and other members of Carter administration, land acquisition, Indian rights, Alaskan land, toxic waste issues.

Date:

1994 (issued)

Subject:

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Sierra Club.
United States.
Lawyers -- United States -- Interviews
Environmentalists -- United States -- Interviews
Environmental law -- United States
Forestry law and legislation -- United States
Forest protection -- United States

Note:

James W. Moorman ; an interview conducted by Ted Hudson, 1984 ; with an introduction by Mike McCloskey. Sierra Club History Committee [under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Ofice, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley],
Included in the Sierra Club History Committee Oral history series, and in the Donated Oral Histories Collection.
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Classified as: Phonotape 2759 C:1-12.
Also available online.
Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library. Duplicate transcript.
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:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (vii, 168 leaves) : port. ; 29 cm.
12 cassette tapes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3f3h
BANC MSS 95/79 c
Phonotape 2765 C:1-12
Phonotape 2924 C:1-12
BANC MSS 95/79 c

Origin:

California

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/bk0005z3f3h