Peter Drier writes a great retrospective in the Huffington Post on the achievements and legacy of David Brower, longtime leader of the Sierra Club and founder of Friends of the Earth and many other environmental organizations:

Today’s Environmental Activists Stand on David Brower’s Shoulders
When environmental activists protest in front of the White House to stop the Keystone oil pipeline, or demonstrate at the Southern California Edison headquarters to demand that the company close its San Onofre nuclear plant, they are carrying out the legacy of David Brower, who helped transform environmentalism from a polite cause dominated by don’t-rock-the-boat upper-class conservationists to an activist movement that uses political action, including unconventional tactics, to protect consumers, workers, communities, and wilderness areas from abuse by speculators, developers, corporations, and even government agencies.
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Peter Drier writes a great retrospective in the Huffington Post on the achievements and legacy of David Brower, longtime leader of the Sierra Club and founder of Friends of the Earth and many other environmental organizations:

Today’s Environmental Activists Stand on David Brower’s Shoulders

When environmental activists protest in front of the White House to stop the Keystone oil pipeline, or demonstrate at the Southern California Edison headquarters to demand that the company close its San Onofre nuclear plant, they are carrying out the legacy of David Brower, who helped transform environmentalism from a polite cause dominated by don’t-rock-the-boat upper-class conservationists to an activist movement that uses political action, including unconventional tactics, to protect consumers, workers, communities, and wilderness areas from abuse by speculators, developers, corporations, and even government agencies.

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