Statement of the President: the Death of David Brower (11/6/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2000

                        STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT

     I was saddened to learn today of the death of David Brower, one of the
earliest and most ardent defenders of the extraordinary natural heritage
that enriches and unites all Americans.  Over more than half a century,
from Cape Cod to the Grand Canyon to the Alaska wilderness, he fought
passionately to preserve our nation?s greatest natural treasures.  His
fiery activism helped build and energize the modern environmental movement,
rallying countless people to the defense of our precious planet.  Like the
towering redwoods of his native California, David Brower?s conservation
legacy will stand tall and proud for generations to come.

     Hillary and I extend our deepest condolences to his wife Anne, his
family, and his many friends and supporters throughout the world.


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