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
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
|June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Burleson, law professor at Pace
University, talked with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck on June 20 about
the risks of hydraulic fracturing.
EarthSayer Elizabeth Burleson
Tar Sands Resistance March
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
Chinese CoExist with Coal
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
GasLand by Josh Fox
Why is Coal So Angry?
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
The Last Mountain
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest