Chris Cherniak

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Chris and Nell First speak with Rob DuBruc, staff attorney with Western Resource Advocates, regarding their efforts to have U.S. Oil Sands perform air and groundwater monitoring as a proposed strip mining operation in eastern Utah.  Then, on the second half of the show, they speak with Jenna Walenga of the research group Adventures and Scientists for Conservation.  ASC  is conducting research which documents the increasing extent and amounts of micro plastics showing up in fresh and saltwater around the globe.

It's all about mountains and trees on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth. Chris and guest host Lynn Ware Peek kicked off the show with a conversation with Ann Ober of Park City Municipal about the latest round of meetings held by Mountain Accord, a group evaluating the impacts which population and economic growth will have on the Central Wasatch Mountains. Chris and Lynn then spoke with Darren McAvoy and Jason Barto about the 13th Annual Timber Tour happening this Saturday (August 30).

Tim Henney and guest co-host Chris Cherniak started off today's show with a conversation with Paul Greenberg, author of American Catch - The Fight For Our Local Seafood. Dr. Ariel Ford, a clinical psychologist, then joined the show to talk about her combination of Western science and Eastern thought in her practice. Finally, Leslie Miller joined the show to talk about a University Of Utah sponsored environmental symposium called Reimagine Western Landscapes.