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
Tar Sands Resistance March
The Tar Sands Resistance March on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 drew more than 5,000 people to St. Paul, MN for the largest anti-tar sands march ever in the region. The march sent a clear message: keep toxic tar sands out of America's Heartland to protect our water, climate and communities.
Published on Jun 7, 2015 by IEN Earth
Produced by MN350: Xiaolu Wang, Nels Shafer, Will Hanson with Editor: Xiaolu Wang, Additional Editing: Nels Shafer, Will Hanson, Cinematography + Sound: Nels Shafer, Will Hanson, Xiaolu Wang, Eric Immler, Martin Gordon
Music Podington Bear and "Submerging Green"
Hoka Hey Drum Group
Rep. Keith Ellison
EarthSayers Tom Goldtooth; Winona LaDuke
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
GasLand by Josh Fox
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Chinese CoExist with Coal
The Last Mountain
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Why is Coal So Angry?
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
My Water's On Fire Tonight
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today