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 The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with former Montezuma County Commissioner Dewayne Findley and Tim Hunter from the Montezuma County Planning Commission about the Dolores River Valley Plan, and the Montezuma County Commissioners' recent decision to remove Chapter 8, including the Transferable Development Rights option, from the County Land Use Code.
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.
On this expedition of the River Trip, KSJD's monthly program dedicated to river issues and a celebration of those who love to float whitewater, Tom Yoder from KSJD talks with Andy Hutchinson and Josh Munson, board members from Dolores River Boating Advocates, about their spring boating experiences on the upper Dolores, San Miguel, and Colorado Rivers, and how they are working to keep recreational experiences part of the discussion around water rights in the southwest.
Whether you live in the wildland-urban interface where the threat of wildfire to your home and property are greatest, or you live in a city or town and use public lands for recreation, the danger of wildfire in the Four Corners area affects all of us.
Greater Dolores Action works to create a sustainable funding source for implementing scientific, restoration, and stewardship projects for the Dolores River. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Scott Clow, Greater Dolores Action Board President, and Elaine Chick, Festival Director for the Dolores River Festival, about what projects they are working on, and what to expect on Saturday, June 7th, at their annual fundraising event, the Dolores River 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.
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.