At the Frack Attack rally, I caught Josh Fox talking on the sidelines. I am always in awe of his capacity to communicate. He is articulate, accessible, compelling, funny, genuine and spot on. The anti-fracking movement is so fortunate to have him as an international spokesperson, though his film Gasland is clearly one of the main reasons the movement exists.
In this clip, he explains how our country is literally getting eaten up by our addiction to fossil fuels. I’ve known this for a while now, but as he was explaining it, it hit me differently, perhaps because I was at the rally in the front of the Capitol with people from all over this country that have been personally affected by fracking in horrendous ways. Whatever the reason, I could literally see our country getting eaten up, and it fueled my fire to continue fighting to extinguish the madness.
Clean energy is our only chance for a viable future. Our only chance.
Posted in Clean Energy, Clean Food, Air and Water, Ecological Devastation, Fracking
Tagged clean energy, Don't Frack New York, fossil fuel, fossil fuel industry, fossil fuels, FRAC Act, fracking, Gasland, Haliburton Loophole, hydraulic fracturing, Josh Fox, mountain top removal, MTR, our America, renewable energy
“Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River…”
When I was in high school in the garden state of New Jersey, it wasn’t exactly cool to be into John Denver. What you listened to behind closed doors was one thing, but out in public you didn’t make a point of letting anyone know about it. Kind of like mountaintop removal.
Mountaintop removal is a jaw-dropping mining technique that few people know much about in this country, and the coal mining industry likes it that way. They don’t want you to know that they have blown up and leveled close to 500 mountains (an area the size of Delaware) in Appalachia, mountains older than the Himalayas – three hundred million years old, in fact. Well, they were, but now they’re dead and gone. Continue reading
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Tagged Appalachia, Bush Administration, Clean Water Act, coal, coal industry, coal slurry, EPA, Massey Energy, mountaintop removal, MTR, West Virginia