In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Pete Dronkers, Southwest Circuit Rider at Earthworks, about recent meetings where the public expressed their opposition to the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, how Earthworks will be monitoring air emissions from area gas well sites, and screenings of new documentary films showcasing the movement against fracking in the southwest.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick interviews Shane Davis about his role in the film "Dear Governor Hickenlooper" and the movement against the controversial drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, and also talks with Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director at Earthworks, who provides an update on the politics surrounding this issue in Colorado.
The oil and gas drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", is meeting resistance in communities across Colorado. In this episode of Pandora's Box, recorded at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Allison Wolff, producer of the film "Dear Governor Hickenlooper", a collection of documentary films providing new perspectives on fracking and clean energy through the eyes of scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and families.
The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Ewing, executive director of Friends of Cedar Mesa, about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Ronnie Egan, former executive director of Great Old Broads For Wilderness, about how she came to be an environmental activist and where she sees the environmental movement today and into the future. This interview was taped at the 2014 Telluride Mountain Film Festival.
As wildfire season approaches the Four Corners area, it is important to start considering efforts we can all make to protect our homes and property from wildfires. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Rebecca Samulski, the Wildland Fire Education Specialist for the Montezuma County Fire Chiefs' Association and Firewise of Southwest Colorado, about how wildfires impact more than homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, and action communities could take to help minimize these impacts in the event of a wildfire.
The Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine were recently evaluated in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that has raised more questions about the environmental, socioeconomic, and health issues related to the coal-fired power plant and how it affects nearby populations, especially the Diné.
In the episode, Pandora's Box co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Sandra Steingraber about her personal experiences with cancer and her work on linking environmental factors with cancer and other disease. This interview was recorded at the Telluride Film Festival in July of 2012.
Access to wilderness and public lands is an important part of our experience living in the American Southwest. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College, about the history of our relationship to wilderness, the on-going controversy over access to protected public lands, and why spending time in the outdoors is more important than ever.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Tina Sebestyen of the Four Corners Beekeepers about how humans are impacting the health of honeybees and other pollinators and why their plight is tied to our own survival.