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.
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Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
Recording of a Common Cause webinar on political spending by the natural gas industry. The industry has spent $750 million to convince Congress to ignore the dangers of fracking. Participants include James Browning, Josh Fox, David Levdansky and Helen Slottje.
EarthSayers Josh Fox; David Levdansy; Helen Slottje
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
Why is Coal So Angry?
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Tar Sands Resistance March
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Chinese CoExist with Coal
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
GasLand by Josh Fox
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
The Last Mountain
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill