Environmental panel discusses ‘resistance’

Apr 4, 2017

Local environmental watchdog Wilderness Workshop joins forces with the legal non-profit Earthjustice tonight for a discussion about how to safeguard public lands.

The event, titled “Resistance: In the Courts and On the Ground,” features Will Roush and Peter Hart from Wilderness Workshop and Drew Caputo from Earthjustice. Both groups are concerned about the Trump administration’s recent actions to roll back environmental protections.

Roush, whose daily work focuses on conservation issues in the White River National Forest, said this is a chance to hear two approaches to citizen action.

“The two most effective ways to really resist some of these attacks on bedrock environmental protections and public lands is grassroots citizen activism, which is a lot of what we specialize in, and litigation, being in the courts,” Roush said.  

The panel will talk about both local and national concerns regarding public lands and energy development, as well as some recent success stories.

The discussion is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Mountain Chalet in Aspen.