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[Above: Co-director Travis Rummel in the field during the filming of DamNation. All photos courtesy of DamNation]

DamNation – 80,000 Dams, 51 Interviews and One Film

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Jul 19, 2013 July 19, 2013

In July of 2011, Felt Soul Media filmmakers, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, packed camera gear, computers and a few changes of clothing into a borrowed Sportsmobile van, braced themselves for a whole lot of time together and hit the road. It was the beginning… Read More

[Above: A natural gas fracking site in Erie, Colorado across the field from an elemetary school. Photo: Topher Donahue]

Fracking In Our Backyard

By Patagonia   |   Jul 10, 2013 July 10, 2013

Through our current campaign, Our Common Waters, and with exposure to increased oil and gas development near our homes and communities, we have grown concerned about hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) and its impact on water, air, soil, wildlife habitat, and human health. Over 90%… Read More

[Above: The one and only Katie Lee, outside her home in Jerome, Arizona after her interview for DamNation this fall. Photo: Ben Knight]

DamNation – The Grand Dame of Dam Busting

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Apr 25, 2013 April 25, 2013

Folk-singer, desert goddess, rabble-rouser and all-out spitfire Katie Lee has been raging against Glen Canyon Dam and its reservoir, Lake Powell, for more than 50 years. And she’s not slowing down. Lee, who is featured in DamNation, a documentary film produced… Read More

After paddling the Colorado for five months, Jon Waterman begins to run out of river. From Pete McBride's stunning film, Chasing Water. Photo: Pete McBride

Colorado River is Nation’s #1 Most Endangered River

By Amy Souers Kober   |   Apr 17, 2013 April 17, 2013

We are all connected by fresh water. Rivers run like arteries, crossing state and international borders, and sustaining our communities. In the west, one river links seven western states and Mexico. It’s a river that goes by different names – Red, Grand River Red, Rio Colorado, the Mighty Colorado. Read More

[Above: Vast open-pit bitumen mines require massive clear-cutting of the pristine boreal forest in the Alberta tar sands. Photo: John Woods/Greenpeace]

Is It Worth It?

By Patagonia   |   Feb 3, 2013 February 3, 2013

On Sunday July 25, 2010, a pipeline carrying tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada, burst open and spilled more than 1.1 million gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River, near Marshall, Michigan. The oil coated wildlife and birds, soaked into wetlands and waterways, and directly impacted… Read More

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