Brower Tries to Climb Sierra Again
David Brower, the outspoken, 86-year-old American conservationist, is making a bid for the presidency of the Sierra Club, a group with which he has had a hot-and-cold relationship over the years. Should he become president, Brower has said he would reopen the issue of immigration, which caused a big schism in the group last year, with some members pressing for a stance in favor of limits and the membership voting to take “no position” on the issue. The Sierra Club’s 15-member board, which includes Brower, will choose one of its own as president tomorrow. Chuck McGrady, who has been president for the past year, expects to be reinstated to the post.