A quiet, little-known revolution is taking place in American environmental politics in a most surprising place—Nevada. In this feature-length documentary, Earth Focus tells the story of Harry Reid, a politician who grew up in an Old West mining town, saw the possibility of a New West emerging in Nevada, and rode that change to power. Reid used power in new ways to settle water wars with respect for Native Americans, protect endangered species and wilderness, and usher in a just transition to renewable energy. Could this western green new deal set an example for the nation?

 

Watch Our Conversation with the Executive Producer Jon Christensen, and Film Subject Senator Harry Reid

 

 

 

New West and the Politics of the Environment

2019 US 86mins
Festival Year: 2021
Types: Documentary, Feature, Panel Discussion, Watch Now
Topic: Climate Change, Energy & Resources, Indigenous Voices, Parks and Protected Areas

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