Help Get Hitting Home on the Road
With two months before we hit the road, we just launched our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. All contributions are tax-deductible and come with our unending gratitude (as well as a few other perks you can read about).
Here’s the pitch:
A war over energy is being fought in backyards across the country as millions of Americans are being impacted by extreme extraction of fossil fuels. The era of cheap and easy energy is over. Now, the price is higher and so are the stakes.
During the last 15 years that I’ve been writing about the environment, I’ve watched this transition. First, I started out writing about mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, then fracking in the Marcellus and across the West, then the Keystone XL pipeline, and now plans for oil and tar sands mining in Utah near some of my most beloved places on Earth.
I’ve talked to people all across the country who have seen their neighborhoods turned into industrial zones because of extreme extraction and they are scared. It not only locks us into a future of catastrophic climate change, but is already endangering our health, our communities, our food, precious resources like water, and the safety of workers in virtually every state in the country.
If we are going to have any hope of breaking the political divide that stymies progress on environmental issues, we are going to have to understand the personal aspect of our energy decisions. I decided to launch Hitting Home to chronicle the growing number of moving personal stories that can shift the debate on energy.
You can read the rest here. Your donation and/or help spreading the word is much appreciated.
An explosion at a nearby gas drilling well pad jostled John Pitcock awake around 4
I watched Obama deliver his big speech on climate change from my Cricket trailer in
Utah always blows my mind — the red rocks, the canyons, the rivers, the mountains