Vanessa Pierce, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk, 7 November 2007

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Title Vanessa Pierce, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk, 7 November 2007
Alternative Title No.496 Vanessa Pierce
Creator Pierce, Vanessa, 1980-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; DeBirk, Rob (Robert William), 1979-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-11-07
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Tooele County, Utah, United States, ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Pierce, Vanessa, 1980- --Interviews; Environmentalists--Utah--Biography; Environmentalism--Utah--History; Radioactive waste disposal--Environmental aspects--Utah; Radioactive waste disposal--Political aspects--Utah
Keywords Religious Science; Green Corps; HEAL Utah; Yucca Mountain; Energy Solutions; Goshute Reservation
Description Transcript (42 pages) of interview by Rob DeBirk with Vanessa Pierce on November 7, 2006
Abstract Pierce (b. 1980) grew up in Colorado Springs. She attended Grinell College in Iowa. Following graduation she went into the Green Corps, a program of training and hands-on experience in how to run an environmental campaign. After training, she came to Utah to take a job with HEAL Utah - the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah. This organization was instrumental in stopping the Fernald nuclear waste from being sent to Utah. Vanessa discusses the methods used, particularly the work they did with the Utah legislature. Other topics covered include the relationship between the legislature and the L.D.S. church, plans proposed by Energy Solutions to bring more nuclear waste to Utah, and the proposed nuclear waste dump on the Goshute reservation. Interview is part of the Utah Environmentalists Oral History Project. Interviewer: Rob DeBirk
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Genre oral histories (literary works)
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Language eng
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Topic Environmentalism; Environmentalists; Radioactive waste disposal--Environmental aspects; Radioactive waste disposal--Political aspects
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