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Carl Pope

Former Executive Director
Sierra Club


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Carl Pope is the former Executive Director of the Sierra Club. Pope was appointed to his position as Executive Director in 1992, and served until January 20, 2010. Pope then served as chairman of the Sierra Club until stepping down from that position in November 2011.

Pope worked with the Sierra Club for more than 30 years, and has served as a board member for other organizations, including the National Clean Air Coalition, California Common Cause, and Public Interest Economics Inc. He has served as Political Director for Zero Population Growth. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in India from 1967 to 1969.

In 2004 he published a book with Paul Rauber called Strategic Ignorance: "Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress."

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