Earth Watch: Chris Zinda on Red Rocks Biofuels in Oregon

Margaret Prescod interviewed activist Chris Zinda on this week’s Earth Watch segment, which airs weekly as part of the Sojourner Truth Radio Show on KPFK Radio in Los Angeles.

Zinda takes issue with the Oregon-based Red Rocks Biofuels project on several accounts, including:

The Department of Defense is subsidizing Red Rock Biofuels, of Ft. Collins, Colorado $75 million to annually create 18 million gallons of highly volatile jet, naphtha (white gas), and diesel fuel from forest biomass in the town of Lakeview, Oregon.

The Environmental Assessment for the project, whose public comment ends Feb. 5, 2016, is site specific and does not address regional cumulative environmental and social impacts.

Zinda’s interview segment begins at about the 7:30 mark.

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