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
GasLand by Josh Fox
Trailer for GASLAND - (2010) Directed by Josh Fox. Winner of Special Jury Prize - Best US Documentary Feature - Sundance 2010. Screening at Cannes 2010. This addresses hydraulic fracturing a.k.a. fracking, a highly contentious, high risk energy alternative.
A criticism of Gasland is a video by the folks at ANGA - American Natural Gas Alliance - who argue that Gasland is "flawed."
You are going to have to form your own opinion after listening to a wide range of voices of sustainability, but especially the citizens who are experience fracking first hand in their fields and communities.
EarthSayer Josh Fox
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
The Last Mountain
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
Chinese CoExist with Coal
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Tar Sands Resistance March
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
Why is Coal So Angry?
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez