EcoJustice Radio guest, Ashley Kosak, Research and Project Management Fellow with FracTracker Alliance, and CEO of Green Aero, explains how hydrogen is generated, transported, stored, and burned; the environmental impacts; and the future of clean energy.
The City of Los Angeles public utility admitted that its Valley Generating Station had been leaking methane gas into the community for three years. The utility knew about the leaks as part of efforts to fix two compressors, but failed to notify the community. Veronica Padilla-Campos, Executive Director of Pacoima Beautiful joins EcoJustice Radio for, “Broken Trust: LA Public Utility Methane Leak Poisons Sun Valley Community.”
Carletta Davis from We Matter Eight Mile in Alabama, and Richard Mathews from Save Porter Ranch, talk with Leah Garland from SoCal 350 on parallel natural gas leak disasters in both Alabama and Southern California.
Lupe Anguiano, former nun and civil rights activist, is working to stop fracking near the Pacific Ocean beaches and agricultural fields of her hometown, Oxnard, CA.
Dahr Jamail’s essay illustrates how scientists are starting to acknowledge that the startling environmental changes happening worldwide, including massive ice melts, extreme weather such as super typhoons, wildfire, heat waves, and droughts, as well as the growing acidification of ocean waters, could result in massive species extinctions, including us.
Ice is melting in the Arctic at one of the fastest rates in human history. Researchers and climate scientists monitoring ice melt in the Arctic have started using the ominous term “death spiral” to describe what’s happening at the top of the world.
Lauren Steiner writes on California’s insufficient move to regulate fracking with SB 4, sponsored by State Representative Fran Pavley: “Worse than having no regulations, weak regulations provide political cover to legislators who could otherwise be pressured to vote for a moratorium on the practice.” Tell Fran Pavley to withdraw her bad regulatory bill and fight for a fracking ban instead!