Larry Weeks discusses the Hoerner-Waldorf pulp mill in Frenchtown, Montana where he worked a technician during the 1960s and 1970s. He explains how the mill functioned and describes the labor and environmental issues associated with it. He details the Gals Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) protests at the mill. Weeks recalls the mill closure and its impact on the environment and wildlife population in the area.
Subjects: Environmentalism -- West (U.S.); Environmentalism – Montana; Environmental protection -- West (U.S.) -- Citizen participation; Environmental policy; Environmental policy -- Montana -- Missoula County; Nature -- Effect of human beings on – History; Land use – Montana; Wildlife – Montana; Labor unions – Montana; Wood-pulp industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Kraft paper industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Air – Pollution; Air quality -- Montana – Missoula; Water – Pollution; Water quality -- Montana – Missoula; Environmental quality; Environmentalists -- Montana -- Missoula County -- Societies, etc; Missoula (Mont.) -- Environmental conditions; Missoula County (Mont.) -- Environmental conditionsPersonal Names: Larry E. WeeksCorporate Names: Hoerner-Waldorf Corporation (Mont.); Gals Against Smog and Pollution (Missoula, Mont.)Geographical Names: Frenchtown (Mont.); Missoula (Mont.)Occupations: Mill technicians
GASP and the History of Missoula’s Environmental Movement Oral History Project, OH 476
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Weeks, Larry E., "Larry Weeks Interview, September 9, 2020" (2020). GASP and the History of Missoula’s Environmental Movement Oral History Project. 2.