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“Rough Waters Ahead” in Earth Island Journal

This past April I spent eight days floating down the Green River in Utah with a small group including writers, water scientists, and activists.  This area is one of the most remote, rugged, and beautiful places in the lower 48, and well deserves its name – Desolation Canyon.  As our thirst for oil and gas drives us to drill and mine in increasingly inaccessible areas, the Tavaputs Plateau above the river this area is facing a large oil shale development and tens of thousands of new natural gas wells are being drilled in proposed wilderness areas.  We went down the river to see this place for ourselves and think about what the value of such areas are.

Read the full article written by Jeremy Miller in the Winter 2014 Earth Island Journal, and stay tuned for a short film of the trip I’ve been working on.

To find out more about these issues visit:

Living Rivers

Western Resource Advocates page on the proposed PR Springs Oil Shale development

Before It Starts – Keep tar sands and oil shale mining out of the USA