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The Aboriginal Nations Oppose Expansion of Canada’s Tar Sands
Shell Canada is planning to expand its Jackpine tar sands mining operations, but several Aboriginal Nations who live there fiercely protest these plans. Steve Curwood hears why from Chelsea Flook, Executive Director of the Sierra Club Prairie Chapter.
Activist Bill McKibben and former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister discuss the current state of energy and the technology. While both McKibben and Hofmeister agree that the world needs better energy alternatives, they disagree on when the needed changes will happen.
Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. John Hofmeister is CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President, Shell Oil Company.
Tapping Volcanoes for Energy
Scientists are exploring technologies to harness the power of volcanoes for geothermal energy. David Blackwell, an earth sciences professor at Southern Methodist University, tells Steve Curwood about volcano energy.
Music includes John Lennon - Imagine, Green Day - 21 Guns, Harry Truman 1948, Capitol Steps - Al-Jazeera, Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, David Rovics - Operation Iraqi Liberation, John Prine - Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore, Celine Dion - Titanic, Carly Simon - You're So Vain, Herb Alpert - Bittersweet Samba, Louis Armstrong - Heebie Jeebies