A report released this week by the Sierra Club faults dozens of utilities that provide a major chunk of U.S. electric generation for failing to speed up their decarbonization efforts. Georgia Power is among them.
Whitmore died from complications from COVID-19, according to his wife. The storied climber helped make history as part of the team who first climbed Yosemite's El Capitan.
Citing anti-racism protests, the group said it was re-examining the legacy of its founder and the racist views he espoused. The Sierra Club also noted early members included prominent eugenicists.