A new episode of the YouTube video blog “I Spy Energy” takes a fun look at the not-so-fun impacts of the Transfer Trail limestone mine expansion proposal.
“Glenwood Springs is justifiably defying this monstrosity,” says Emily Beck of Boulder, star and producer of I Spy Energy.
Beck uses the 6-minute episode to break down the mine expansion proposal into seven basic facts, using football fields, pickup trucks, haul trucks and freight trains to show just how big and obnoxious the mine would be.
A mustachioed Doc Holliday shows up as well, making a pitch for viewers to visit LoveGlenwood.org and sign up for the mailing list, “so you know when you can voice your own opinion and support the cause.”
Beck launched her I Spy video blog channel on YouTube in June, with an on-the-ground look at existing and pending oil and gas fracking in Weld and Boulder counties. She’s also got a soft spot for Glenwood Springs, rooted in her ski bum years in Aspen.
“Glenwood Springs is integral to my Colorado life. I can’t imagine having that mining activity expanded to that many acres right above town. It’s completely unacceptable,” Beck said.
With the I Spy Energy blog, she aims to “clarify Colorado’s most important energy, environment and climate change topics with a bit of Colorado skier flare,” along with “super fun and weird Colorado energy and environment stories that you won’t see anywhere else.”
Find I Spy Energy on Instagram @ISpyEnergy