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Videos: Coal Trains and Tar Sands - Impacts on The Pacific Northwest. Two Video Lectures

Two lectures filmed at WSU on the impact of the proposed oil and coal terminals and the transporting of carbon products through the Northwest to Asia:

(1) "4.10.14 Climate impacts of the proposed fossil fuel export facilities in the Pacific NW"
(2) "2.6.14 Tar Sands Threats to the Northwest WSU Lecture by professor Ian Urquhart"
Video 1 ==================

I recently filmed a one hour lecture on the coal export proposed for the Pacific NW, I thought I would share it on portland indymedia. Feel free to use it and or pass it along.

"Climate impacts of the proposed fossil fuel export facilities in the Pacific Northwest"

Watch video on YouTube here:  http://youtu.be/GEKeG7qPKxA [Video 1 hour 10 minutes]

Video can be downloaded here:  https://archive.org/details/EricDePlaceClimateImpactsOnProposedFossilFuelExportFacilitiesIn


Eric de Place, Climate and energy expert gives a public lecture at WSU on 4.10.14

VANCOUVER, WASH. — Washington State University Vancouver's Center for Social and Environmental Justice presented a free public lecture by Eric de Place, who is the policy director at Sightline Institute in Seattle. The lecture was recorded on April 10 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110.

The Sightline Institute has released a study estimating the climate impacts of the proposed fossil fuel export facilities in the Pacific Northwest as equivalent to seven times that of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

De Place spearheads Sightline's work on climate and energy policy and is a leading Northwest expert on strategies to cut carbon pollution. He writes extensively about coal and oil exports, and is considered an authority on a range of issues connected to fossil fuel transport, including carbon emissions, railway congestion, coal dust, water pollution and economics. He also conducts research on demographics, stormwater runoff, transportation, land use and economic security. Previously he worked with the Northwest Area Foundation, developing strategies to alleviate poverty in rural communities. He has a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Website:  http://cas.vancouver.wsu.edu/social-and-environmental-justice


Video 2 ==================

I also filmed in February the following lecture on the Tar Sands Threats to The Pacific NW. Please feel free to share this video / information.

"2.6.14 Tar Sands Threats to the Northwest WSU Lecture by professor Ian Urquhart"
FREE Public Lecture presented by WSU Center for Social and Environmental Justice:
Tar Sands Threats to the Northwest - Canada's Tar Sands: Destination Anywhere?
WSU 2.6.14 Lecture by professor Ian Urquhart


Did you know that the Northwest's fossil fuel exports pose emissions the equivalent of seven Keystone XLs? Or that we're gearing up to host hundreds more oil trains on our rails ever year—the same kind that exploded in Quebec last summer?

The greenest region of the country stands at a crossroads. Long recognized as a leader in sustainable solutions, it faces the prospect of becoming a gateway to Asian energy markets for unprecedented quantities of fossil fuels. Not only will these further exacerbate climate change, but they pose immediate risks to our communities of oil train explosions and coal dust and tar sands pollution.

Join WSU Vancouver's Center for Social and Environmental Justice as it hosts Ian Urquhart, associate professor of political science at the University of Alberta, Ian will discuss Canada's tar sands.

This lecture will take place in the Dengerink Admin. Building, Room 110, and is open to the public.
The lecture is followed by a 40 minute Question and Answer session.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave

This same video is also available to view or download in a lower resolution (2.GB) on Archive (dot) org here:  https://archive.org/details/TarSandsThreatsToTheNorthwest-Wsu2.6.14LectureByProfessorIan

 http://youtu.be/ANtE6R8enJE [video 1. hour 42. minutes]
also posted here for downloading:
 https://archive.org/details/TarSandsThreatsToTheNorthwest-Wsu2.6.14LectureByProfessorIan

homepage: homepage: http://www.joeanybody.com


music clip 21.Apr.2014 21:28

Coal Train Blues

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uS1VVDVw5k [3 min]

"Coal Train Blues" Coal Exports Through Columbia River Gorge and Pacific Northwest