Your cover story retrospective on Ross Macdonald, otherwise known as Kenneth Millar, leaves out one of Millar’s accomplishments that has had sweeping significance for our region. Among the names on the founding documents of the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) is that of Kenneth Millar, alongside Marc McGinnes, Bob Easton, Marty Klein and Selma Rubin. That’s heady company in the world of California climate activism.
Forty eight years later, we remain grateful to Ken Millar for this contribution to our community. Without EDC, Santa Barbara County would probably look a lot more like Orange County, and spills like Refugio would have more commonly plagued our cherished coastline. Perish that thought.
Lee Heller is president of the EDC’s Board of Directors.