Christo Project Puts Sierra Club in Hot Water

December 27, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

In today’s Los Angeles Times, Jenny Deam reports that the Sierra Club’s support of an artist’s multi-million-dollar project to drape fabric over the Arkansas River has members asking “Why?”
“Carol Neville, a fly fishing guide, standing near the river bank in hip waders, held a fistful of traffic projections, environmental impact reports and economic studies. ‘I am so angry,’ she said, her voice trembling, ‘People think we’re a bunch of Podunk hicks who don’t appreciate ‘art.'”