The Resource Attorney and activist for the environment, 1962-1992 : : opposing nuclear power at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, managing California forests and East Bay regional parks, 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

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

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Attorney and activist for the environment, 1962-1992 : : opposing nuclear power at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, managing California forests and East Bay regional parks, 1996
Title
Attorney and activist for the environment, 1962-1992 :
Title remainder
opposing nuclear power at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, managing California forests and East Bay regional parks
Statement of responsibility
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
Inclusive dates
1996
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 between 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
  • Two letters by Karl Kortum from 1990 concerning a memorial tribute to Lu Watters in Bodega Bay and a program for the tribute
Additional physical form
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Classified as: Phonotape 2881 C:1-19.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CU-BANC
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1934-
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Pesonen, David E.
Form designation
oral history transcript
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1937-
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  • Berry, Phillip S.
  • Lage, Ann
  • Bancroft Library
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  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Sierra Club
  • Sierra Club
  • East Bay Regional Park District (Calif.)
  • Garry, Dreyfus, McTernan, and Brotsky
  • Environmental policy
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear energy
  • Forests and forestry
  • Lawyers
  • Environmentalists
  • Judges
  • Bodega Bay (Calif.)
  • Point Arena (Calif.)
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Attorney and activist for the environment, 1962-1992 : : opposing nuclear power at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, managing California forests and East Bay regional parks, 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
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Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Extent
  • 1 online resource (
  • 1 v. (vi, 339 p.)
  • 19 sound cassettes.
  • 1 portfolio.
Form of item
online
Materials
  • Transcript:
  • Phonotapes:
  • Supplementary material:
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
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.
Label
Attorney and activist for the environment, 1962-1992 : : opposing nuclear power at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, managing California forests and East Bay regional parks, 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
Link
Publication
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Extent
  • 1 online resource (
  • 1 v. (vi, 339 p.)
  • 19 sound cassettes.
  • 1 portfolio.
Form of item
online
Materials
  • Transcript:
  • Phonotapes:
  • Supplementary material:
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
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.

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