Named Emerging Filmmaker of 2016 by Princeton Environmental Film Festival
Director, Jennifer Ekstrom
10 Best EcoDocs of 2014 - EcoWatch
Thanks to Waterkeeper Alliance for this awesome and easy way to TAKE ACTION now to
stop tar sands and oil shale strip mining!
About Last Rush for the Wild West:
This film exposes how impending tar sands and oil shale strip mining would destroy massive, pristine landscapes in Utah and devastate the already imperiled Colorado River watershed. It would jeopardize drinking water quality and quantity for thirty-six million people downstream. It would increase air pollution in Salt Lake City, where air quality is already the worst in the Nation. It would accelerate climate change. The risks to humanity are staggering.
Yet the State of Utah approved America's precedent setting commercial tar sands strip mine at PR Spring despite catastrophic impacts to human health caused by tar sands strip mining in Alberta, Canada.
This film asserts the risks are not worth it, while refuting claims that tar sands and oil shale strip mining would create better economic conditions and lead our nation toward energy independence. American taxpayers are subsidizing the foreign corporation pursuing the project, with 85 million dollars, mostly public funds, already spent to construct the road to the site. And there is no indication this product would be used in the United States.
Last Rush for the Wild West highlights a resolute contingent of local Utah citizens, and wise indigenous leaders from tar sands impacted communities Canada, as they encourage American taxpayers and voters to stand up with them and reject this impending disaster. Last Rush for the Wild West addresses one of the most under-reported and critical environmental issues of our time. It presents Americans with a rare opportunity to activate before it's too late!
As part of the robust and growing Keep it in the Ground movement, we have joined forces with Waterkeeper Alliance and many others. We'e calling on President Obama to use his existing authority to stop tar sands and oil shale strip mining in America before it begins, by ending the fossil fuel leasing program on federal public lands.
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Your generous contribution helps take this film on the road! Together we can activate Americans and ban strip mining for the dirtiest fuel on earth. 501(c3) non-profit fiscal sponsorship for Last Rush for the Wild West is courtesy of Living Rivers/Colorado Riverkeeper. Living Rivers is a leading organization protecting the Colorado River.