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Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is an environmental organization founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the United States and Canada.

In the early 20th century, the organization fought against the damming and flooding of the Hetch Hetchy Valley[?] in Yosemite National Park. Despite their lobbying, Congress authorized the construction of O'Shaughnessy Dam[?] on the Tuolumne River[?]. The Hetch Hetchy reservoir today provides much of the water for San Francisco, yet the Sierra Club continues to lobby for its removal, along with many other hydro-electric dams in California.

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