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‘Chasing Ice’ plays here

Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the Power Past Coal Coalition will host free showings in The Dalles and Hood River of the award-winning National Geographic movie “Chasing Ice.”

According to a review by the New York Times, “The film, full of stunning images in addition to being timely, documents the work of James Balog, an environmental photographer who, spurred by an assignment from National Geographic, became determined to capture a vital presentation of climate change.”

After the showings, short workshops will be given to those who wish to stay on how to make comments about the Longview, Wash., coal terminal proposal, which is currently open for public input. Public hearings are being conducted in Pasco, Wash., Oct. 1, and Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 9. Comments may be sent by email to comments@millennium

bulkeiswa.gov.

Reception and showtimes are:

Thursday, Sept. 26, at Columbia Gorge Community College lecture hall, Building 2, third floor, The Dalles, and Saturday, Sept. 28, At Columbia Center for the Arts theater, Hood River.

The reception will run from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; 7 p.m., presentation starts, 8:15; public discussion and workshop for Longview hearings.

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