Miller, RL

RL Miller is a climate activist based in Ventura.

Open spaces and High Speed Rail

By RL Miller

Monday was the 120th birthday of the Sierra Club, founded on May 28, 1892 by John Muir with a goal to “do something for wilderness and make the mountains glad.” The Club originally focused on protecting and enjoying the Sierra Nevada range of California, but has grown throughout the years to become the best known environmental group on the planet.

Muir dreamed of wilderness untrammeled by human footprint. Today, the Wilderness Act protects not only Muir’s beloved Yosemite but spectacular, lonely, wild lands throughout America. But, just as the Sierra Club has evolved beyond a focus on the Sierra Nevada range, environmentalists’ visions have evolved.