Powerful forces want to grab our precious public lands for oil and gas drilling, mining, logging and development—an ongoing American tragedy. Learn more when Green Sofa Cinema Series hosts a discussion of the film “Public Trust—The Fight for America’s Public Lands” (watch in advance on YouTube).
The film’s producers describe it as “part love letter, part political exposé.” It investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.
Leave yourself an hour and 38 minutes to watch the film before the discussion, which features Contra Costa County Urban Limit Line defender Gretchen Logue, co-founder of the Tassajara Valley Preservation Association. The intent of the county’s Urban Limit Line, passed by voters in 1990, is to protect lands outside of it from urban development. It has been repeatedly challenged, most recently in Tassajara Valley.
Register here for the free Zoom event.