Terry Tempest Williams And Brooke Williams | Report From Santa Fe

Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams

Air Dates: April 8-10, 2017

This week's guests on REPORT FROM SANTA FE are an extraordinary couple, both writers, activists, environmentalists, and naturalists, Terry Tempest Williams and her husband Brooke Williams. He speaks about his new book Open Midnight and she discusses her recent books When Women Were Birds and The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks.

The Williams trace the arc of activism, from Henry David Thoreau through the new activism of Tim DeChristopher (“Bidder 71”) and the direct actions of Standing Rock and the Kayaktivists - the kayak activists of Seattle.

The Williams family formed a company called Tempest Exploration, the first energy company devoted not to extracting fuel but keeping it in the ground. They participated in Bureau of Land Management's auctions for oil and gas leases as conservation buyers. When asked by the BLM if the leases were for energy exploration, Terry Tempest Williams answered, “Yes. You can't define what energy is for us. Our energy development is fueling a movement. Keep it in the ground.”

Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams raise a passionate defense of our public lands and are staunch advocates for wilderness. “The Hour of Land” is Terry's personal topography of America's National Parks. She notes that “Our National Parks are breathing spaces in a society increasingly holding its breath.”

Additional Quotes from Terry Tempest Williams:· “The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time.”

 

This week's guests on REPORT FROM SANTA FE are an extraordinary couple, both writers, activists, environmentalists, and naturalists, Terry Tempest Williams and her husband Brooke Williams. He speaks about his new book Open Midnight and she discusses her recent books When Women Were Birds and The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks.

The Williams trace the arc of activism, from Henry David Thoreau through the new activism of Tim DeChristopher (“Bidder 71”) and the direct actions of Standing Rock and the Kayaktivists - the kayak activists of Seattle.

The Williams family formed a company called Tempest Exploration, the first energy company devoted not to extracting fuel but keeping it in the ground. They participated in Bureau of Land Management's auctions for oil and gas leases as conservation buyers. When asked by the BLM if the leases were for energy exploration, Terry Tempest Williams answered, “Yes. You can't define what energy is for us. Our energy development is fueling a movement. Keep it in the ground.”

Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams raise a passionate defense of our public lands and are staunch advocates for wilderness. “The Hour of Land” is Terry's personal topography of America's National Parks. She notes that “Our National Parks are breathing spaces in a society increasingly holding its breath.”

Additional Quotes from Terry Tempest Williams:· “The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time.”

· “Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn, and to sing at dusk, was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.”