Category: Politics

William Turnage, Who Reinvented the Wilderness Society, Is Dead at 74

Mr. Turnage began his conservation work when the president was Jimmy Carter, whose friendly environmental policy was illustrated by the enactment in 1980 of the so-called Alaska Lands Act. The legislation, spearheaded by Mr. Carter’s interior secretary, Cecil D. Andrus, designated more than 100 million acres for national parks, wildlife refuge and wilderness. “Seward bought…