Green Technologies have never been so accessible - and so inexpensive! And with Global Climate Change running rampant, we have no time to spare! Loathe to losing their share of the pie, the Fossil Fuel industry is upping their game! To learn more about Mountain Top Removal Mining, Fracking and the Keystone Project read below.
STOP THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
FROM OUR MOUNTAIN!
WHAT THE FRACK!:
Facts About Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)
THE CASE FOR CLEAN ENERGY
Green Technologies have never been so accessible – and so inexpensive! And with Global Climate Change running rampant, we have no time to spare! Even though Oil, Gas, and Coal companies are pulling out all of the stops and doing everything in their power to push dirty fuel down our throats, there is good news:
Over 19% of the world’s energy came from renewables in 2013
China, U.S., Brazil, Canada, and Germany are the top countries for renewable power capacity
Total Renewable Power capacity saw a 7 fold increase in the last decade
Annual Solar Market grew from 1 GW in 2004 to 39 GW by end of 2013
WHAT IS IT?
Underneath the Boreal Forests of Canada, in an area the size of Florida, lies a substance known as “Tar Sands” which can be converted to oil. Unfortunately, it is the dirtiest type of fuel in the world and the process of converting tar sands to oil is extremely carbon-laden.
The TransCanada Corporation has built pipelines to ship the tar sands to port towns so that it can be processed into fuel and then shipped to foreign countries. However, TransCanada is not content with the existing pipeline system and has applied to build a giant pipeline, known as Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline will ship tar sands directly from Canada, through 6 states, to Texas to be refined.
The new “Keystone XL” pipeline would ship over 830,000 barrels of tar sands every day. Top NASA Climatologist James Hansen has famously said that if the carbon stored in the Canadian Tar Sands is released it will be “Game Over” for the climate, calling Tar Sands the “largest carbon bomb on the planet!”
WHAT IS IT?
As its name suggests, mountaintop removal is a method of coal extraction in which the mountain is removed from the coal, rather than the coal from the mountain.
WHAT IS IT?
Millions of gallons of water, along with sand and chemicals, are injected underground at high pressure to fracture rock
that surrounds an oil or gas well. Oil and gas are released and flow into the well.