In southeastern Utah, home to stunning landscapes and among the last major wild places remaining in the continental United States, adventurous nature lovers flock to appreciate the wonder of the wild. Now these lands teeter on the precipice of rampant industrial development. Greedy efforts to usurp control of the land for oil and gas development, uranium and potash mining and tar sands development threaten to turn the treasured parks, canyons and rivers into polluted, scarred remnants of their former beauty. This film is a re-cut of the original film Our Canyon Lands. Directed and produced by Justin Clifton.
Preceded by Balancing Act in Americaв’s Playground
Welcome byВ Matt Lee-Ashley, Director of Public Lands, Center for American Progress. Panel discussion, moderated byВ Clare Foran, Energy Reporter, National Journal, follows screening. Panelists includeВ Justin Clifton, Director, “Our Canyon Lands”;В Jim Enote, Executive Director, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, New Mexico, andВ Jessica Wahl, Recreation Policy Manager, Outdoor Industry Association.
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Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.
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