Group opposes massive art installation over Arkansas River

By on February 9, 2012

A coalition concerned with the potential environmental impacts of a massive outdoor art exhibit, one that would drape miles of fabric over the Arkansas River, has taken their case to a federal court, according to a report from Reuters.

Artist Christo’s proposed “Over the River” project would require heavy drilling equipment to boor 9,000 holes for anchoring panels of fabric above the river in Colorado. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved the project after reviewing potential environmental impacts.

Opponents to the project, which still needs local approval, say the installation would disrupt recreational activities and big horn sheep habitat.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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