Postcard from Colorado: H2Oil | GREENPEACE

Directed, produced, filmed and edited by Rob and Chelsea Jackson for Greenpeace

6.5 minutes | 2013

September 2013 brought record rainfalls and flooding to the northern Front Range of Colorado. The old mining mountain town of Jamestown was nearly wiped off the map altogether and the town of Lyons was closed to residents for a year following the flood. The torrents also had a major impact on oil and gas drill sites along the I-25 corridor north of Denver. This illuminating piece features a few affected locals as well as biologist and fracking expert, Shane Davis, who explains what has happened at one of the many hundreds of affected fracking sites. Special thanks to LightHawk for the flight over the Front Range during this pre-drone era.