Making Contact

Sacrifice Zones – Part 1 (Encore)

Since 2003 a rash of proposals have surfaced in communities throughout the Northwest to export vast amounts of fossil fuels to Asian markets via Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. If these plans go through the Northwest would become home to the largest oil terminal in North America, the largest coal export facility in North America, and the largest methanol refinery in the world.]

This week we present Part One of Sacrifice Zones (encore edition). It’s the first in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels. Bernstein investigates how proposals for petrochemical development in the Pacific Northwest threatens the region’s core cultural, social, and environmental values.

Credits: 

Sacrifice Zones was written, narrated and produced by Barbara Bernstein.
Sacrifice Zones was funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Puffin Foundation.
Original music was composed and performed by Barbara Bernstein and Floating Glass Balls. 

Special thanks to Dan Serres, Eric de Place, Carol Newman, Peter Seigel, Steve Early, KMUN Coast Community Radio, Melissa Marsland, Jerry Mayer, Jan Zuckerman and Bill Bigelow.

Making Contact Host: Monica Lopez
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

For More information:

Sightline Institute  http://www.sightline.org/

350.org Seattle  http://350seattle.org/

350.org PDX  https://350pdx.org/

Audubon Society of Portland http://audubonportland.org/

Audubon Washington http://wa.audubon.org/

Climate Solutions  https://www.climatesolutions.org/

Columbia Riverkeeper  http://columbiariverkeeper.org/

Earthjustice http://earthjustice.org/

Friends of the Columbia Gorge https://gorgefriends.org/

Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.org/

Friends of the San Juans  http://sanjuans.org/

The Lands Council https://landscouncil.org/

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility  http://www.oregonpsr.org/

Sierra Club Washington State Chapter  http://www.sierraclub.org/washington

Sierra Club Oregon Chapter  http://oregon2.sierraclub.org/chapter

Washington Conservation Voters https://wcvoters.org/

Washington Environmental Council  https://wecprotects.org/

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonPSR/

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