The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster. The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.
At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources.
Curated by mokiethecat
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
A candidate for the Green Party Misha gives his view of hydraulic fracturing and why the concerns of Colorado citizens about fracking are legitimate and need to be addressed. He address health and environmental effects of fracking as well as the imbalance in favor of short term, profit driven decisions.
EarthSayer Misha Luzov
The Last Mountain
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
Peak Oil and Resource Wars by Daniele Ganser
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Fracking and Community Rights by Sandra Steingraber
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
GasLand by Josh Fox
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS 2009
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Climate Change and Nuclear Energy by Anthony Giddens
Gas Drilling (2006) : Stories From the Front Line
Conditional Use? Fracking Frontline by Barbara Arrindell
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
My Water's On Fire Tonight