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SERIES 1: ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL FILES 1970-1991

Physical Description: Cartons 1-3

Scope and Contents

Files include agendas, reports, dockets, financial reports, and minutes dating from 1971, the year the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund was incorporated. Also included are general files, arranged chronologically, containing correspondence, memoranda, notes, and press releases (1970-1985), most concerning pending legislation, and the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund's relationship with the Sierra Club.
carton 1, folder 1-9

Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund 1970-85

carton 1, folder 10

Agendas 1971-75

carton 1, folder 11

ALI-ABA Conference 1974

carton 1, folder 12-15

Annual reports 1971-83

carton 1, folder 16

Board of Trustees Undated

carton 1, folder 17

Clippings 1982-83

carton 1, folder 18

Current litigation 1973-82

carton 1, folder 19-24

Dockets 1971-77, 1983

carton 1, folder 25

Financial reports 1971-74

carton 2, folder 1-5

Legal documents 1972-80, Undated

folder 6

"Legal Program Accomplishments" 1971-75

carton 2, folder 7

Minutes 1971-74

carton 2, folder 8-23

New matter forms 1974-82

carton 3, folder 1-3

New matter forms 1983-84

carton 3, folder 4

Newsletter 1975-86

carton 3, folder 5

Notes 1976-81

carton 3, folder 6

River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho) 1973-75

carton 3, folder 7

Sierra Club financial commitment to Club Legal Defense Fund 1979, 1982-84

carton 3, folder 8

"Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund: Perspectives on the Future" 1981

carton 3, folder 9

Sutherland, Frederic P., memorial service 1991

 

SERIES 2: MINERAL KING FILES 1890-1978

Physical Description: Cartons 3-7; Box 1

Scope and Contents

Files include research materials gathered by SCLDF attorneys during the ten years of litigation against Walt Disney Productions' planned ski resort in Sequoia National Forest at Mineral King, California. Sample topics include information on plants and animals; the potential effects of building access roads and power transmission lines into Mineral King; and the benefits of adding Mineral King to neighboring Sequoia National Park.
 

SUBSERIES 2.1: MINERAL KING, ALPHABETICAL FILES 1897-1977

carton 3, folder 10-20

Mineral King 1961-74, Undated

carton 3, folder 21-22

Briefs and background 1970-71

carton 3, folder 23-24

Clippings 1962-68

carton 4, folder 1-5

Clippings 1969-77

carton 4, folder 6-7

Depositions 1973, 1975, Undated

carton 4, folder 8

Notes 1973-75

carton 4, folder 9

Discovery 1972-75

carton 4, folder 10

Endangered species 1973-77

carton 4, folder 11

Environmental impact analysis Undated

carton 4, folder 12

Comments 1973-76

carton 4, folder 13

Experts Undated

carton 4, folder 14

Notes 1974, Undated

carton 4, folder 15-19

Express highways 1955-71

carton 4, folder 20

Interviews 1972

carton 4, folder 21-24

Legal documents 1969, 1971, Undated

carton 4, folder 25

Legislative history 1897-65

carton 4, folder 26

Maps Undated

carton 4, folder 27-28

Notes 1969, 1972

carton 5, folder 1-2

Notes 1973-75

carton 5, folder 3

Pleadings and orders 1972-77

carton 5, folder 4

Porterville (Calif.) 1973

carton 5, folder 5

Power transmission lines 1973-76

carton 5, folder 6

References 1963-72

carton 5, folder 7

Report of Preliminary Site Studies and Proposed Development of Mineral King 1966

carton 5, folder 8

Sierra Club v. Rogers Morton - Deposition 1973

carton 5, folder 9

Transportation 1973

 

SUBSERIES 2.2: MINERAL KING, NUMERICAL FILES, 1890-1978

carton 5, folder 10

Filing system guide 1973

carton 5, folder 11

1. Air pollution 1967-71, Undated

carton 5, folder 12

2. Air quality 1969-70

carton 5, folder 13

3. Ski resort - Location 1971-73

carton 5, folder 14

4. Archaeology 1970-71

folder 15, carton 5

5. Avalanches 1947-73

carton 5, folder 16

6. Benedict, Howard: Correspondence 1965-67

carton 5, folder 17

7. Bibliographies 1971-72

carton 5, folder 18

8. Botany 1955, 1972

carton 5, folder 19

9. Caves 1962-72

carton 5, folder 20

10. Criteria 1969

carton 5, folder 21

11. Rack-railroads 1966-75

carton 5, folder 22

12. Deer 1961-72

carton 5, folder 23

13. Mule deer 1943-74

carton 5, folder 24

13A. Deposition 1974

 

Walt Disney Productions

carton 5, folder 25

14. Correspondence 1965-76

carton 5, folder 26

15. Public relations 1966-76

 

Ecology

carton 5, folder 27

16. Reports 1970

carton 5, folder 28

17. Bennetzen, Steve 1971

carton 5, folder 29

18. Eissler, Fred Undated

carton 5, folder 30

19. Power transmission lines 1968, 1975

carton 5, folder 31

19A. Endangered species 1974-77

carton 5, folder 32

20. Environmental Awareness Center 1970

carton 6, folder 1

21. Environmental impact 1970-73

carton 6, folder 2

22. Environmental impact statement 1968-74

carton 6, folder 3

23A. California Department of Fish and Game 1976

carton 6, folder 4

24. Plants 1942-72

carton 6, folder 5

25. Rare plants 1971

carton 6, folder 6

26. U.S. Forest Service - Delegation of Function 1966-75

carton 6, folder 7

27. Foxtail pine 1972

carton 6, folder 8

28. U.S. Federal Power Commission 1970

carton 6, folder 9

29. Wildlife refuges 1968-69

carton 6, folder 10

30. Correspondence 1960-76

carton 6, folder 11

31. Publicity 1965-73

carton 6, folder 12

32. Sierra Club v. Hickel 1970-72

carton 6, folder 13

32A. Correspondence 1967

carton 6, folder 14-16

33. Geology 1958-73, Undated

carton 6, folder 17

33A. Maps 1967

 

Administrative agencies

carton 6, folder 18

34. Correspondence 1965-75

carton 6, folder 19

35. Memoranda 1965-72

carton 6, folder 20

36. Comments 1969

carton 6, folder 21

37. Guide 1963-68

carton 6, folder 22-23

38. Road surveying 1948-73

carton 6, folder 24-26

39. History 1976, Undated

 

U.S. Department of the Interior

carton 6, folder 27

40. Policies 1967-79

carton 6, folder 28

41. Hickel, Walter J. 1968-69

carton 6, folder 29

42. East Fork Kaweah River (Calif.) 1956

carton 6, folder 30

43. Lakes 1969-70

carton 6, folder 31

44. Clippings Undated

carton 6, folder 32

44A. Legislation 1972-77

carton 6, folder 33-34

44B. Legislative history 1890-24, 1971-75

carton 6, folder 35

45. Maps 1965-1971

carton 7, folder 1-2

46. Master plan 1965-69, 1972-75, Undated

carton 7, folder 3

47. Draft environmental impact statement 1973-75

carton 7, folder 4-5

47A. Comments 1972-76

carton 7, folder 6

48. Mining claims 1965

carton 7, folder 7

49. Pumas 1964-69

carton 7, folder 8

49A. Municipal bonds 1973

carton 7, folder 9

50. Impact on Sequoia National Park (Calif.) 1965-75

carton 7, folder 10

51. National Environmental Policy Act 1972-74

carton 7, folder 11

52. All terrain vehicles 1973

carton 7, folder 12

53. Koch, Jean 1972

carton 7, folder 13

54. Private lands 1968

carton 7, folder 14

55. Prospectus for bidding 1965-67

carton 7, folder 15

56. Public use 1972, Undated

carton 7, folder 16

57. Area plans 1966-75

carton 7, folder 17

58. Ski resort 1972, 1976

carton 7, folder 18

59. Redwoods 1952, 1966

carton 7, folder 19

60. Right-of-way - Railroads and roads 1967-76

carton 7, folder 20

61. Roads 1958-75

carton 7, folder 21

61A. Sequoia National Park (Calif.) 1968-75

carton 7, folder 22

62. Correspondence 1965-76

carton 7, folder 23

63. Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund - Correspondence 1973-78

carton 7, folder 24

64. Sierra Club policy 1972-75

carton 7, folder 25

65. Ski lifts 1969

carton 7, folder 26

65A. Silver City (Calif.) 1975

carton 7, folder 27

66. Soils 1966-75

carton 7, folder 28

67. Licenses 1948-70

carton 7, folder 29

68. Revocability of special use permit Undated

carton 7, folder 30

69. Stables 1967

carton 7, folder 31

70. Dams 1936, Undated

carton 7, folder 32

71. Reports 1965-71, Undated

carton 7, folder 33

72. Transportation 1967

carton 7, folder 34

73. Fishing 1968, Undated

carton 7, folder 35

73A. Tulare County (Calif.) 1975

carton 7, folder 36

74. Golden trout 1919-72

carton 7, folder 37

75. Tunnels 1965-71

carton 7, folder 38

76. U.S. Forest Service - Press releases 1966-75

carton 7, folder 39

77. Visitors data 1966-72

box 1, folder 1-2

78. Water resources 1965-73

box 1, folder 3-4

79. Water quality 1966-72

box 1, folder 5

80. Sequoia and Kings Canyon Wilderness (Calif.) (proposed) 1966

box 1, folder 6

81. Wildlife conservation 1966-69

box 1, folder 7

82. Wolverines 1923-69

box 1, folder 8

83. Osterlund, Pat - Studies 1970-71

box 1, folder 9

84. Patri, Tito - Data 1973, Undated

box 1, folder 10

85. Landscape architecture 1969

box 1, folder 11

86. Independence Lake (Calif.) 1974-77

box 1, folder 12

87. Walt Disney Productions - Correspondence 1973-78

box 1, folder 13

88. Memoranda 1975-76

 

SERIES 3: ADDITIONS RECEIVED IN 2009 1967-1995

Arrangement

Arranged into two sub-series: 3.1 Environmental Litigation; 3.2 Amicus Briefs

Scope and Contents

Contains record additions acquired in 2009.
 

SUBSERIES 3.1: ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION 1973-1995

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by state and then chronologically within each state group.

Scope and Contents

Closed environmental litigation cases of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. Each case file typically contains correspondence, authorizations, information about the financing of the case and pleadings. Settlement documents, reports and other information also included for some cases.
carton 8, folder 1

Alabama - Chemical Waste Management 1987

carton 8, folder 2-4

Alaska - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 1987-1988

carton 8, folder 5

Alaska - Denali Resort Development 1990

carton 8, folder 6

Arizona - Water Quality Standards for Toxic Pollutants 1994

carton 8, folder 7-11

California - Sunnyglen Development (Los Angeles County) 1980-1985

carton 8, folder 12-13

California - California Pines Unit 6 Sales (Modoc County) 1984-1987

carton 8, folder 14-16

California - Marina Motels (Monterey County) 1985-1986

carton 8, folder 17-18

California - Pacific Lumber / Maxxam Corp. (Humboldt County) 1987-1989

carton 8, folder 19-20

California - Sepulveda Basin (Los Angeles County) arts park complex 1987-1989

carton 8, folder 21-23

California - Miner's Tunnel / South Yuba River (Nevada County) 1988-1990

carton 8, folder 24-25

California - San Joaquin Valley Air 1988-1990

carton 8, folder 26

California - Tulare County hazardous waste 1989

carton 8, folder 27

California - Gray Whale Ranch (Santa Cruz County) 1989-1990

carton 8, folder 28-30

California - Malibu Country Club (Los Angeles County) 1989-1991

carton 8, folder 31

California - Oakley Plan II (Contra Costa County) 1990

carton 8, folder 32-33

California - Proposition 65, Cal OSHA 1990

carton 8, folder 34

California - Torrey Pines, California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit 1990

carton 8, folder 35

California - Meadowlands Development (Los Banos) 1990-1991

carton 8, folder 36

California - Meadowood Resort (St. Helena) California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit 1990-1991

carton 8, folder 37-38

California - Old Coach Golf Estates (Poway) settlement 1990-1992

carton 9, folder 1

California - Fort Bragg Utility Extension lawsuit 1990-1992

carton 9, folder 2-4

California - Bethel Island (Contra Costa County) 1990-1993

carton 9, folder 5

California - Tecate Canyon (Orange County) settlement 1991

carton 9, folder 6

California - ARCO vs. State Lands Commission, settlement 1991-1995

carton 9, folder 7

California - South Ridge Gravel Mining (Santa Cruz County) 1994

carton 9, folder 8-9

Colorado - Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel (Lake County) 1988-1990

carton 9, folder 10

Colorado - Rocky Flats III (Jefferson County) 1989-1990

carton 9, folder 11

Colorado - Pitkin County 1991

carton 9, folder 12

Florida - Tampa Port Authority (Hillsborough County) 1983-1984

carton 9, folder 13

Florida - Port Everglades (Broward County) dredge and fill permit 1985-1987

carton 9, folder 14

Florida - Orlando (Orange County) East-West Expressway 1986

carton 9, folder 15

Florida - Isolated Wetlands Rule 1987

carton 9, folder 16

Florida - Alachua County Land Use Plan 1988

carton 9, folder 17-18

Georgia - Beaver Ruin Wetlands Fill settlement 1991-1993

carton 9, folder 19

Hawaii - Hilo Bay Sewage Outfall Pipe Extension 1987

carton 9, folder 20

Hawaii - United States Army Strategic Defense Initiative Rocket Launching Program (Kauai) 1990-1992

carton 9, folder 21-22

Illinois - Commonwealth Edison discharges (Northern Illinois) 1990-1991

carton 9, folder 23-30

Illinois - Shell federal and state dredging cases 1983-1990

carton 9, folder 31

Louisiana - Jean Lafitte National Historic Park 1987-1988

carton 9, folder 32

Louisiana - BASF Chemical air emissions 1987-1989

carton 9, folder 33

Louisiana - Schoeffler vs. Wildlife and Fish, Donald A. Pavy 1990-1991

carton 9, folder 34

Maine - Clean Water Act lawsuits 1988-1989

carton 9, folder 35

Maryland - sewage cases 1988

carton 9, folder 36

Massachusetts - lease sales 1983

carton 10, folder 1

Michigan - Joint Committee on Administrative Rules 1986-1988

carton 10, folder 2

Michigan - Sleeping Bear Dunes 1987-1992

carton 10, folder 3

Minnesota - Endangered Species Act foreign impact consultation 1986

carton 10, folder 4-5

Minnesota - Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Superior National Forest) military overflights 1988-1989

Scope and Contents

Snoopy Military Operations Area
carton 10, folder 6

Minnesota - MacMillan Bloedel lumber 1990

carton 10, folder 7

Mississippi - Yocana River Channelization 1981-1985

carton 10, folder 8

Missouri - Irish Wilderness 1982-1983

carton 10, folder 9

Missouri - Mark Twain National Forest 1987-1990

carton 10, folder 10-11

Nevada - Toiyabe National Forest 1988-1989

carton 10, folder 12

New Hampshire - Wheelabrator Waste Facility 1990

carton 10, folder 13

New Mexico - Municipal Waste Incinerator Regulation 1990-1991

carton 10, folder 14

New York - Hanna Furnace Corporation 1982-1988

carton 10, folder 15-17

New York - Pathmark Parking Lot (Manhattan) 1984-1988

carton 10, folder 18-19

New York - Nuclear Homeporting 1985-1987

carton 10, folder 20

New York - Industrial Pretreatment II 1985-1989

carton 10, folder 21

New York - Susquehanna River 1987-1989

carton 10, folder 22-23

New York - Big Cedar Swamp 1988-1990

carton 10, folder 24

New York - Al Turi Landfill 1989

carton 10, folder 25

New York - Inter-Power Cogeneration Plant (Halfmoon) 1989-1990

carton 11, folder 1-5

New York - Hydro Quebec 1990-1995

carton 11, folder 6

New York - Love Canal Resettlement Lawsuit 1990-1992

carton 11, folder 7

North Carolina - Coley Creek 1986-1988

carton 11, folder 8

North Carolina - Peat Mining Interventions 1986-1989

carton 11, folder 9-13

Oklahoma - Water Quality Standards 1979-1992

carton 11, folder 14

Oklahoma - Lee Creek (I) federal intervention 1988-1989

carton 11, folder 15

Oklahoma - Lee Creek (II) state constitutionality lawsuit 1989-1992

carton 11, folder 16

Oklahoma - Lee Creek (III) federal lawsuit 1988-1992

carton 11, folder 17

Oregon - Farewell Bend gold mining (Malheur County) 1990-1991

carton 11, folder 18

Oregon - Portland ozone settlement 1993

carton 11, folder 19

Pennsylvania - state surface strip mining regulations 1978-1982

carton 11, folder 20

Pennsylvania - Allegheny Front 1982-1984

carton 11, folder 21-22

Pennsylvania - Koppers (Oil City), Clean Water Act citizen suits 1983-1986

carton 11, folder 23-26

Pennsylvania - Armco, Clean Water Act citizen suits 1984-1992

carton 11, folder 27

Pennsylvania - Presque Isle State Park 1985

carton 12, folder 1-3

Pennsylvania - Army Aviation Facility (Mid-State Airport, Philipsburg) 1989-1990

carton 12, folder 4

Pennsylvania - ozone standards 1989-1992

carton 12, folder 5-6

Pennsylvania - Reid Vapor Pressure regulations 1989-1992

carton 12, folder 7

Pennsylvania - Beth Energy intervention 1990

carton 12, folder 8

South Carolina - Coastal Council permits 1982-1988

carton 12, folder 9

South Carolina - Callawassie River 401 certification 1984

carton 12, folder 10

South Carolina - Litchfield Bridge 1984-1985

carton 12, folder 11

South Carolina - Edisto Beach 1985

carton 12, folder 12

South Carolina - Dataw Marina 1985-1986

carton 12, folder 13

South Carolina - Thermal Kem (Rock Hill) 1989-1995

carton 12, folder 14

South Carolina - Thermal Kem II (Rock Hill) 1990

carton 12, folder 15

South Dakota - Norbeck Wildlife Preserve 1989-1990

carton 12, folder 16-17

Texas - Richland-Tehuacana Creek (Reservoir) 1979-1982

carton 12, folder 18-21

Texas - Flower Gardens (off-shore) coral reefs 1979-1984

carton 13, folder 1

Texas - State Hazardous Waste Program 1982-1985

carton 13, folder 2

Texas - Corpus Christi land mass project 1982-1986

carton 13, folder 3

Texas - Flower Gardens (off-shore) drilling depth 1983-1984

carton 13, folder 4-5

Texas - Rio Grande channelization 1983-1989

carton 13, folder 6

Texas - Austin sewage discharges 1985

carton 13, folder 7

Texas - water quality standards amendments 1985

carton 13, folder 8

Texas - Pond 12, section 104 1985-1987

carton 13, folder 9

Texas - Austin Transportation Plan 1986-1991

carton 13, folder 10

Texas - Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge conservation easement 1987

carton 13, folder 11-12

Texas - George Russell defamation suit 1987-1989

carton 13, folder 13

Texas - Resolution Trust Corporation, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation land sales 1991-1992

carton 13, folder 14-15

Utah - Circle Cliffs, Trans-Delta Oil and Gas 1973-1981

carton 13, folder 16-17

Utah - Circle Cliffs uranium leases 1975-1985

carton 13, folder 18

Utah - Provo Canyon (highway) 1986

carton 13, folder 19

Utah - Windmill Ridge timber sale (Dixie National Forest) 1988-1989

carton 13, folder 20

Virginia - Faquier County, Clean Water Act 1986

carton 13, folder 21

Virginia - Huntley Meadows Park 1987

carton 13, folder 22

Virginia - nuclear waste imports, spent nuclear fuel shipments 1987-1992

carton 13, folder 23

Washington - Elwha River State Environmental Policy Act suit 1988-1990

carton 14, folder 1

Washington, D.C. - Clean Water Act section 404 1982-1984

carton 14, folder 2

Washington, D.C. - Clean Water Act section 404, permit regulations 1982-1984

carton 14, folder 3

Washington, D.C. - Outer Continental Shelf (off-shore) leasings 1987-1988

carton 14, folder 4

Washington, D.C. - Department of Energy, Nuclear Materials Production Program 1987-1989

carton 14, folder 5

Washington, D.C. - Recycling Program 1989-1990

carton 14, folder 6

Washington, D.C. - Department of Justice, sentencing guidelines for environmental crimes 1990

carton 14, folder 7-8

West Virginia - Stonewall Jackson Lake Project 1980

carton 14, folder 9

West Virginia - Hawks Nest Dam 1980

 

SUBSERIES 3.2: AMICUS BRIEFS 1967-1990

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes amicus briefs presented to the court by Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund's in their role as amicus curiae (friend of the court). The amicus briefs provide information and expertise on numerous environmental issues where Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund is not litigating in support of individuals and groups fighting environmental battles.
carton 14, folder 10-18

Amicus Briefs 1967, 1970-1974

carton 15, folder 1-17

Amicus Briefs 1973-1990