Saturday, March 16, 2013

China Express - XWE' CHI' EXEN (Cherry Point) End of the line

Xwe' chi' eXen is a sacred landscape of the Lummi Nation, where they have lived for 3500 years.  It is also the proposed terminal location and shipping point for the export of the Powder River Basin coal to China.
Jay Julius, Lummi tribal council member, shared the tribe's concerns with me walking along the beach at Cherry Point several weeks ago. 

To see and hear Jay's story click here.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

China Express - Spilling The Coal:
Several weeks ago as I followed the China Express, I met and spent time with Don McDermott.  Don lives near Murdock, WA along the Columbia River.  He refers to his vineyard and home as his "little piece of paradise."

Don, a former railroad executive, says, "I don't have a problem with the railroad, but I do have  a problem with the coal shippers bringing coal through my property and spilling it."

To see and hear Don's story click here.

 be strong, be safe, Carlan

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

China Express Exhibit - Santa Fe Art Institute:
Please join us at the Santa Fe Art Institute
Lecture and Exhibit Opening
Monday, 3/11, 6:00pm
China Express Exhibition
3/12-4/5, Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Santa Fe Art Institute Gallery
 Unable to attend?  Click here to view the exhibit.

Mary-Charlotte Domandi of KSFR radio Santa Fe interviewed me this morning about China Express.  Click here to hear the interview.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Editing, sequencing, and printing:

After 4600 miles I arrived home slightly road-weary but also energized by the welcoming people I met and magnificent landscape along the way. The past three weeks have been spent editing, sequencing, and working on the stories I collected.
My first story on the China Express is the Turnercrest Ranch, Powder River Basin, WY.  LJ Turner has lost 6000 acres to the Powder River Mines and they have drained his wells below 600 feet. He's had to cut his herd in half and he's worried about his future. 
To see and hear LJ's story click here

be strong, be safe, Carlan