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
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
The Last Mountain
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Conditional Use? Fracking Frontline by Barbara Arrindell
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS 2009
My Water's On Fire Tonight
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Peak Oil and Resource Wars by Daniele Ganser
Gas Drilling (2006) : Stories From the Front Line
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
Climate Change and Nuclear Energy by Anthony Giddens
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson