Citizens for a Healthy Community announced last week that the series "This American Land" on PBS recently aired a feature story on the North Fork Valley.
Local residents and Citizens for a Healthy Community members Oogie McGuire, Landon Deane, and Marley Hodgson talked about why it's so important to keep risky drilling and fracking away from our farms, ranches, and towns.
The "This American Land" website currently features the video called "North Fork gas fight" which includes the local residents.
The federal government shelved plans to auction leases for oil and gas drilling in the North Fork Valley after local residents came out overwhelmingly against it as a threat to their new economy rooted in tourism, wineries and organic produce.
Another video entitled "Colorado farmers and ranchers win fight against drilling" features residents from Rifle, Parachute and Rulisan.
"This American Land" is the leading conservation news magazine program on public television stations nationwide. "Opening windows to our country's amazing natural heritage, we report compelling stories on America's landscapes, waters and wildlife, taking our viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure with stories that inform and entertain."
Go to http://www.thisamer
icanland.org/Episodes/catalog to see full episodes of the PBS series.