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James Moorman: 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

Interviewee(s):
Moorman, James
Interviewer(s):
Hudson, Ted
Title:
James Moorman: 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
Abstract:
Family, education, and interest in environment; Sierra Club's Atlantic and Southeast chapters, 1960s; legal cases as attorney in Justice Department's Lands Division, 1966-1969; Center for Law and Social Policy, 1969-1971: early use of National Environmental Policy Act in litigation, Alaskan pipeline case; 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: Griffin Bell, and other members of Carter administration, land acquisition, Indian rights, Alaskan land, toxic waste issues.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
1984
Project:
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
b11270892
Rights:
Moorman, James. "James Moorman: 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." Interview by Ted Hudson in 1984. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1994.