Marty Onishuk discusses her involvement in the Missoula environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s as an active member of Gals Against Smog and Pollution (GASP). She talks about helping to lead a sustained effort to reduce air pollution emanating from the Hoerner-Waldorf pulp mill in Frenchtown, Montana. Onishuk discusses the role of gender and class in environmental politics and the importance of scientific research and data to GASP’s campaigns.
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; Wood-pulp industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Kraft paper industry -- Montana -- Missoula County; Air – Pollution; Air quality -- Montana – Missoula; Water – Pollution; Water quality -- Montana – Missoula; Sex roles; Gender politics; Montana. Legislature; Legislation – Montana; Land use – Montana; Local government—Montana; Political participation—Montana; Environmental quality; Environmentalists -- Montana -- Missoula County -- Societies, etc; Missoula (Mont.) -- Environmental conditions; Missoula County (Mont.) -- Environmental conditionsPersonal Names: Martha Lowe Onishuk, 1935-Corporate Names: Hoerner-Waldorf Corporation (Mont.); Gals Against Smog and Pollution (Missoula, Mont.)Geographical Names: Frenchtown (Mont.); Missoula (Mont.); Montana--Politics and government--20th centuryOccupations: Science teachers -- Montana
GASP and the History of Missoula’s Environmental Movement Oral History Project, OH 476
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Onishuk, Martha L., "Martha L. “Marty” Onishuk Interview, July 27, 2020" (2020). GASP and the History of Missoula’s Environmental Movement Oral History Project. 3.