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
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
A look at what crosses the Steel Bridge (built in 1910) here in Portland, Oregon a few miles from my home. Is that crude oil in those tankers? As citizens we need to start asking questions that will make our leaders uncomfortable as they may not even be aware of where and when crude oil is moved through urban areas. Produced and written by Ruth Ann Barrett for her YouTube Channel, PDXDowntowner. Published on Apr 2, 2015
The New York Times documentary, A Danger on the Rails, addresses the issue in terms of Albany, New York and is in the EarthSayers.tv collection, High Risk Energy Alternatives here. Published on April 22, 2015.
EarthSayer Ruth Ann Barrett
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
The Last Mountain
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
Chinese CoExist with Coal
Tar Sands Resistance March
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Ending Nuclear Weapons by Alice Slater (2019)
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons (trailer)
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
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From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
GasLand by Josh Fox
Why is Coal So Angry?
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins