Family farmers threatened by corporate ag. Water Is Life - It's Sacred - film release. Cleaning up Spokane River's toxic PCBs.
This film includes:
0:45 The Comma - Family farmers are threatened by corporate agriculture.
14:32 Water Is Life - It's Sacred
18:25 Cleaning up: Spokane River's PCBs
0:45 The Comma - Family farmers are threatened by corporate agriculture. Washington Attorney General McKenna re-interpreted a 60-year old law to allow industrial stock operators unlimited access to groundwater. Third and fourth generation dryland wheat farmers who depend on ancient groundwaters for domestic drinking water now risk losing wells as Easterday Corporation pumps massive volumes of water for its 30,000 head cattle feedlot. The family farmers organized and fought back. This is their story.
Segment Tags: Aquifer, Dryland, Wheat, Farming, Family Farms, Rob McKenna, Attorney General Opinion, Stockwatering Loophole, Easterday, Tyson, CAFO, Feedlots, Industrial feedlots, Cattle Feedlots, Ecology WA, Supreme Court WA
14:32 Water Is Life - It's Sacred - Hear Indian elders, the salmon and generations unborn through Deb's voice. See the beauty of the Spokane Tribal land near the Spokane River shore through her eyes. Listen to Indian people anxiously awaiting and then celebrating salmon's return through Deb's heart. Waters and lands are sacred. Salmon are the life source for everyone in the greater tribal region for thousands of years.
Watch the toxic pollution of the land and water come as the dams are built and deadly uranium is mined by digging giant open pits in tribal land, through Deb's stories from her people.
Each dam stopped more salmon from coming home until no salmon could come home. People grew sick, many did not regain their health, some died. Genocide loomed large for people who depend on the land and rivers.
Deb recounts her journey too. ... changing history ... becoming a voice for justice ... for the many unheard voices - ... the land and the River.
Segment Tags: Water Uranium Radioactive "Spokane River" Sovereignty "Deb Abrahamson" "Spokane Tribe" Salmon Sacred "Grand Coulee Dam" Genocide Reparations Creator Indian Eel "Blue Creek" "Little Falls Dam" Health Superfund "SHAWL Society" "Midnite Mine" "Spokane Indian Reservation" Pollution Indigenous Healing "Toxic Waste" Ceremony Radiation "Sherwood Mine" CELP "Uranium Mining"
18:25 Cleaning up: Spokane River's PCBs - The worst PCB-polluted river in Washington State is the Spokane River. EPA and Washington State looked the other way as Spokane County added yet another pipe polluting the river from a new sewage treatment plan. All agencies knew the $170 million plant was illegal, violating the federal Clean Water Act. This story tells how River advocates are challenging agency decisions in court, and the remedy for the Spokane River.
Segment Tags: Spokane River, PCBs, EPA, Ecology WA, Spokane County, PCHB, Sierra Club, CELP, Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Film Tags: Nature, Water, Uranium Mining, PCBs, Aquifer, Salmon, Aquifer, Family Farms, Rob McKenna, Attorney General, Easterday, Tyson, Feedlots, Ecology WA, Supreme Court WA, Spokane River, Dryland, Wheat, Farming, CELP, Sierra Club, CAFO, Stockwatering Loophole, Industrial Feedlots, Cattle Feedlots,
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