BY AMY BRUNVAND
Shared Solutions better than Legacy Highway expansion
JUNE /// 2013 FREE SCREENING
S C H E D U L E TUESDAY /// JUNE 4 @ 7PM FILMS WITHOUT BORDERS
In February a hardy group of protesters braved a snowstorm to rally against the proposed West Davis Freeway, a four-lane, high speed freeway complete with billboards, right through the heart of the remaining open lands bordering Farmington Bay and the Great Salt Lake. Nonetheless, on May 16 The Utah Department of
È TRASHED: No Place for Waste CITY LIBRARY 210 E. 400 S.
Narrated by and starring Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, this environmental documentary looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste.
Introducing the Wasatch Summit
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The Short Game follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year-old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. The ﬁlm presents a fascinating and often funny portrait of these young athletes and their families.
TUESDAY /// JUNE 11 @ 7PM N H M U S C I E N C E M OV I E N I G H T
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Filmed shortly after the devastating Tohoku earthquake of March 2011, this NOVA documentary examines the geologic forces that unleashed the quake and how they brought Japan to the brink of a nuclear meltdown.
TUESDAY /// JUNE 18 @ 7PM FILMS WITHOUT BORDERS
È WHEN I WALK CITY LIBRARY 210 E. 400 S.
In 2006, the 25-year-old ﬁlmmaker Jason DaSilva was on a beach with his family when, suddenly, he fell down and couldn’t get back up. Doctors told him he had multiple sclerosis. Being a ﬁlmmaker, Jason picked up the camera and turned it on himself.
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This coming-of-age comedy-drama ﬁlm written by and starring Chris Colfer is also based on his novel. After senior Carson Phillips is struck by lightning and killed in his high-school parking lot, he recounts the last few weeks of his life.
TUESDAY /// JUNE 25 @ 7PM FILMS WITHOUT BORDERS
È HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE
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High Tech, Low Life follows the journey of two of China’s ﬁrst citizen reporters, armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras as they travel the country— chronicling underreported news & social issues stories.
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air pollution along the Wasatch Front) WildEarth Guardians has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to hold Utah to the standards of the Clean Air Act. The lawsuit claims that public health is endangered by non-attainment of federal health standards in, Salt Lake, Davis, Box Elder, Tooele, Weber and Cache counties as well as a portion of Franklin County, Idaho. The lawsuit has implications for other states that have similarly failed to meet deadlines to clean up fine particle pollution. TINYURL.COM/BADAIRLAWSUIT
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Transportation released a draft environmental impact statement identifying the controversial route as the “preferred alternative.” Tim Wagner at the Utah Sierra Club says there is a better plan— don’t build any new freeways at all. He says “UDOT’s own modeling data that shows the freeway being “underutilized” at 20-40% of capacity during peak rush hour in 2040, the agency still claims the $600 million road is necessary to improving “mobility” for West Davis residents, many of who are increasingly opposed to the project.” A better alternative to a new freeway is a proposal put forth by West Davis citizen groups, Utahns for Better Transportation, the Sierra Club and others. Simply called the “Shared Solution,” the concept would improve existing east to west arterial roads in West Davis County, create boulevard communities to attract local businesses by converting some roads to boulevards, enhance flow at intersections with things like round-abouts, and increase mass transit and bike lanes, all within the concept building local communities, reducing vehicle miles traveled and reducing air pollution. UDOT.UTAH.GOV, TINYURL.COM/SAVEFARMINGTONSOLUTION
EPA sued over Utah’s dirty air Even as UDOT proposes to build the new West Davis Corridor freeway (thereby increasing vehicle miles traveled, CO2 emissions, sprawl and
Areas in red are designated tar sands areas. Lavender represents oil shale potencial areas. As found on telestialstate.com
Tar Sands comments “Wasatch Summit” is the due by June 13 new name given to the comThe Bureau of Land Management mittee of stakeholders who (BLM) Utah is seeking public comare trying to hash out a ment on an Environmental framework for managing Assessment (EA) analyzing the transportation, environmenpotential environmental impacts of tal, economic, and social sustainabilileasing one, 2,116-acre tar sand party of the Central Wasatch Mountains. cel in eastern Utah’s Asphalt Ridge The committee was formed to follow area near Vernal. up on the “Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow” visioning process which tinyurl.com/blmtarsandscomments has “documented overwhelming supSierra Club grades port for an increase in public transportation service and amenities for Utah Legislators access to and within the Tri-Canyon The Utah Sierra Club has released area of the Central Wasatch (Mill its annual legislative scorecard trackCreek, Big Cottonwood and Little ing the environmental voting records Cottonwood Canyons), while at the of the Utah Legislature. The scoresame time documenting significant card tracks votes on key environmenpublic concern tal legislation. A score regarding increased of 100% means the legdevelopment and islator voted pro-enviuse of the Central ronment on all key bills. Wasatch.” The Utah Senate Wasatch Summit Best (100%) Jim website includes a Dabakis (D-2) and Luz roster of committee Robles (D-1) (100%) members and organWorst (43%) Wayne izations involved in planning. Jim Dabakis and Harper (R-6), Howard Patrice Arent each Why not contact them with Stephenson (R-11), Daniel earned 100% your concerns? Thatcher (R-12) (43%) WASATCHSUMMIT.ORG Utah House Best (100%) Patrice Mark your Arent (D-36), Joel Briscoe calendar for a (D-25), Rebecca ChavesHouck (D-24), Tim camping trip to Cosgrove (D-44), Lynn PR Springs— Hemingway (D-40), Carol June 22-23. Spackman Moss (D-37), PR Springs is the locaMarie Poulson (D-46), tion of the first tar sands Angela Romero (D-26), mining operation in the Mark Wheatley (D-35) United States, ramping up Worst ( < 38%) Marc this summer. This camping Roberts (R-67)(25%), Kay trip will be family focused Christofferson (R-56) , and family friendly. Mike Kennedy (R-27), John Knotwell (R-52)(38%) Contact Joan Gregory, JMG@CSOLUTIONS.NET to sign up. BIT.LY/17VPW2R.
CATALYST Magazine June 2013 issue