Screening of Jon Bowermaster's series, The Hudson: A River at Risk, featuring a panel discussion with Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay and director Jon Bowermaster.
The Hudson: A River at Risk, offers a three-part exploration of the current environmental risks faced by our region. The first part, "All the risk, no reward," examines risks from so-called “bomb trains” transporting oil along the riverside, the aging Indian Point nuclear plant and the massive Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. Part two, "A Beautiful Hazardous Waste Site" shows the impact that industry continues to have on the region—from the toxic PCBs dumped into the river by General Electric, to sprawling electrical transmission lines, proposed oil pipelines and a recent plan to greatly expand Hudson River anchorages for oil barges. Also featured is the Pilgrim Pipelines proposal, the aging nuclear power plant at Indian Point and the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge, a massive construction project with potentially serious environmental impacts if not closely monitored. The final section, "Hope on the Hudson," profiles the myriad environmental organizations, communities, artists and musicians who have come together to fight for the Hudson River each time its safety has been threatened.
Screenings are being held throughout 2017 to bring awareness to the threats to our environment and to tell the stories of those are who fighting to make a difference.