"An Oily Sky is about a problem that has been present in
our small town of Skycomish since the early 1900s. For years
oil has been seeping from an ancient storage site located directly
beneath our school. Our film is specifically about the spill;;
its history, hazards, and what is and isn't being done about
the problem. In creating this film, we caused a stir in the clean
up process. Some ideas of clean up have been decided upon and
discussed because of our film, but little work has been done.
Last year we won an award at the Young People's Film Festival
in Portland, Oregon. After we completed our final remake of our
film, we sent a copy to King County executive Ron Simms who came
to our school and presented us with the Earth Heroes Award for
2000. The project has brought the problem that the railroad has
been avoiding and hiding back to the surface."