NPR article And the natural gas plants also use the same amount of water as coal plants. And the amount of water in the west is sharply falling. Thee is a 1000 year drought in some parts of the west. The Colorado River is drying up.
link They want the water to process 9000 acres of strip mined oil shale to make oil. This process used to take lots of energy and water.
“Join us as we take a big-picture view of how humans, largely by burning fossil fuels, have drastically altered the global climate system and living conditions on Earth. We will also explore how humans, from grassroots activists to national and global leaders, are seeking solutions. “ Water Air Fire Earth
The Water Knife is a detective thriller set amidst drought refugees and physical battles between cities over water. It has romance, murder, gangs, chases, and journalists.
The Windup Girl is about a future of GMOs, rising sea levels, hunger, loss of species of food crops, racial blaming, and hunger after terminator genes wipe out many food varieties. Oil is gone. It is a very violent.
Drowned Cities and Ship Breaker are about societies where the oil based energy system is gone, and people struggle in gangs over the spoils or else move on to wind-powered ships.
Zombie Baseball Beatdown is about middle schoolers battling GMO mad cows from a slaughter house. It also touches on bullying, discrimination against immigrants, corporate power over local government, and friendship.
The Doubt Factory is about radicals protesting against toxic products . It focuses on a high school girl’s relationship to her father, who is doing the fake pr for tobacco, pesticide, drug, and oil companies. She is attracted to rebellious radicals who want to expose the corporate PR.
Posted on September 22, 2015
Maya K. Van Rossum, the author of the The Green Amendment. spoke about her book at the Boulder Bookstore. She wants people to talk about and pass this in states, to make well known. She wants to get it made into an amendment to the US constitution.
"forthegenerations.org" is their website, They have videos up on their website. It is a project of the Delaware Riverkeepers Alliance. The environment has standing and rights, and we have rights to clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment. You can also find them on FB under "for the generations".
Oil companies and their contractors and police have been attacking nonviolent water protectors with dogs, tear gas, freezing water, loud sonic weapons, rubber bullets, and deadly projectiles. Here is a great article about the need to protect native rights and water. 220 oil pipeline spills already this year