Conservation Power

Back in the strident year of 1968, John E. Bryson and a handful of other students gathered in the paper-strewn offices of The Yale Law Journal to discuss their idea for a legal group dedicated to environmental protection. That notion became the Natural Resources Defense Council, now one of the country's most potent such groups. Some 23 years later, Bryson is still protecting the environment, but from a very different perspective: as chairman of Southern California Edison Co., one of the nation's largest electric utilities.

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