Chelsea Green Publishing

Chelsea Green Blog

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez on Planet Green

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez will air on Planet Green Saturday, December 5. Check your local listings.

This film details the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on the inhabitants of Prince William Sound, primarily those in Cordova, Alaska. It chronicles the impacts of the spill and ensuing litigation over the course of 20 years. Black Wave is a prime example of why we need to abolish corporate personhood.

To schedule a screening of Black Wave on your community, or to set up a Kitchen Table Democracy workshop, contact [email protected]

When the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground in Prince William Sound in 1989, it became the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history. Afterward, Exxon launched a massive cleanup of the area. But as time went on it was clear that cleaning up the mess was not so simple.

Black Wave: The Legacy of Exxon Valdez, directed by Robert Cornellier, follows Rick Ott and the fisherman of Cordova, Alaska as they wage the longest legal battle in U.S. history against Exxon, and as they try to rebuild their lives after such a massive crisis.

Read the whole article here.

 

Related Articles:


To Create Climate-Secure Foodscapes, Think Like a Plant

The techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change contained in Gary Paul Nabhan’s Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and […] Read More

The Future Is Hopeless, So Give it Your All

The never-ending national election in the United States, the “surprise” pro-Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, climate change … the list goes on and on about how easy it can be to lose hope in the future.Like many of life’s frustrations, or overwhelmingly large topics, most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the […] Read More

How Carbon Farming Can Save the Planet

Carbon farming alone is not enough to avoid catastrophic climate change, but coupled with new economic priorities, a massive switch to clean energy, and big changes to much of the rest of the way our societies work, it offers a pathway out of destruction and a route to hope.Along the way carbon farming can also […] Read More

Welcome to the Lyme Wars

Lyme disease infects a minimum of 300,000 people per year in the United States and millions more throughout the rest of the world. Symptoms run from mild lethargy to severe arthritis to heart disease to incapacitating mental dysfunction. Although tests have improved over the past decade, they are still not completely reliable, and antibiotics are […] Read More

Look Under Your Feet for Global Soil-utions

For several years, Chelsea Green has been publishing books that look under our feet for solutions to some of the most vexing problems facing the planet – hunger, drought, degraded farmland and grasslands, damaged waterways, and much more. Those books focus on (mostly) one thing: Soil.  In 2016, we’ve published two more important books that […] Read More
Follow us
Get every new post delivered to your inbox
Join millions of other followers
Powered By WPFruits.com