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
The Last Mountain
Trailer of the movie, The Last Mountain, June 2011. Check out release dates and cities. The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. THE LAST MOUNTAIN highlights a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.
Check out EarthSayers.tv Special Collection, High Risk Energy Alternatives for more films, lectures, and speeches.
EarthSayer Robert Kennedy, Jr.
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Tar Sands Resistance March
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
Why is Coal So Angry?
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
My Water's On Fire Tonight
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Chinese CoExist with Coal
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
GasLand by Josh Fox
The Last Mountain
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation