Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Robert DeBirk, July 29, 2008

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Title Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Robert DeBirk, July 29, 2008
Alternative Title No.468 Ross "Rocky" Anderson
Creator Anderson, Rocky (Ross Carl), 1951-
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 2008-07-29
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Anderson, Rocky (Ross Carl), 1951- --Interviews; Mayors--Utah--Salt Lake City--Biography; Environmentalists--Utah--Biography; Environmentalism--Utah--History
Description Transcript (34 pages) of interview by Robert DeBirk with Ross "Rocky" Anderson, former mayor of Salt Lake City, on July 29, 2008
Abstract Anderson discusses the awakening environmental movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and outlines his experiences after law school. Realizing that there was a lack of environmental leadership in Congress, he began a crusade for alternative energy. He ran for Congress and won the primary, but lost the election due to his stand on same-sex marriage. He ran for Salt Lake City mayor on a climate-change and urban-planning platform and won. As mayor, he implemented many energy-saving measures. He started with a sustainability study of every department in city government. Then changes were implemented: old light bulbs replaced with energy-efficient models, reduced size of fleet-eliminated inefficient vehicles and substituted natural gas and electric vehicles where possible, implemented light rail system, instituted citywide recycling program, and installed a methane-capture device at the waste-water treatment facility. He also discusses his fight against "sprawl malls" and the Legacy Highway project. Utah Environmentalist Project. Interviewer: Robert DeBirk
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Topic Environmentalists; Environmentalism; Mayors
Setname uum_elc
ID 798443
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