NYT: Oil Equipment Transport Draws Ire from Authors, Producers

As we first reported in November, “A River Runs Through It” co-producer Annick Smith and other Montanans are questioning the intelligence of allowing oil drillers to truck massive equipment through through the Big Blackfoot Valley. In this morning’s New York Times, Jim Robbins writes about the growing opposition to Imperial Oil’s use of scenic U.S. highways to reach Alberta oil sands deposits.
“David James Duncan and Rick Bass, acclaimed writers on the wilderness and rivers, live near Missoula and have each set aside a novel to work on a cri de coeur modeled, they say, after the 1941 book ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’ by James Agee and Walker Evans.”

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