18 Dec In Remembrance of Dr. Theo Colborn, 1927 – 2014
December 17, 2014 –
Earlier this week, we lost a champion. The first time I met Theo Colborn was right in the middle of the initial battle with oil and gas leasing in the North Fork Valley in March 2012. After we were introduced, the first thing that she said to me was: “Welcome to the fight.”Theo presented at a community meeting that day, which was recorded and posted on CHC’s website. She came on the stage to a roaring round of applause and a standing ovation from the hometown crowd. Theo also made appearances in documentary films, and gave presentations to other organizations including a presentation at TED Talks and an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all of Theo’s good work and for her contributions both to our community and our society. I’m privileged that I had the chance to work with Theo, together presenting testimony to state regulators and developing a baseline air quality sampling project for the Delta County region. My initial deep sense of sadness and loss was very quickly overcome by appreciation and thanks for her contributions. She will be greatly missed, but her good work lives on through us all.
In loving remembrance and appreciation,
CHC Executive Director