Posts Tagged ‘mining’


“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”

-Upton Sinclair

The deadly price of environmental activism


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This is the predicted and inevitable result of the most dirty form of mining on the planet, which is turning pristine western Canada into a moonscape.

Canadians Can’t Drink Their Water After 1.3 Billion Gallons Of Mining Waste Flows Into Rivers


Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.

Dr. Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology, came to this conclusion after assessing the best available data and analyzing greenhouse gas footprints for both methane (including shale gas and conventional gas) and carbon dioxide over a timescale of 20-years following emissions.


Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues




DemocracyNow highlights the pollution of native lands with uranium contamination.  New documentary:


When Are Films Political: The Return of Navajo Boy



The mass killing of Americans, and sanctioned by the federal government…


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This anti-fracking movie was passable, but conventional and obvious.  It commits the sin of repeatedly talking about the issue.  Battles of words are a bit light on the hard evidence.  With exposition-heavy issue films, many viewers are going to be turned off, and Promised Land’s ratings hover near the 50% mark – perhaps a glass half full?

The good thing about the movie is that it is the first to tackle the hydro-fracking pollution in a widely-released drama.  The crux of the problem is clear, but the contrived plot created around it is simplistic at times.




This one goes out specially to Ray….


Gasland (Josh Fox) on Facebook.


Suggested by James McEnteer…


Wrenched Trailer


Beyond the Wild: Saving the Sacred Headwaters

The fight to stop mining operations from destroying the crucial source of three Canadian rivers.  A microcosm of environmental battles being fought all over the world right now.