Join Puget Soundkeeper for a screening of Momenta at Hilliard’s Beer Taproom
Momenta is a film and a movement to educate, raise awareness, and activate communities to stop all proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. The film challenges us to rethink fossil fuels, their impact on climate/environment, and how to accelerate the clean energy revolution.
Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel, by far. New regulations and cleaner, cheaper energy alternatives have led to a dramatic drop in coal fired energy in the United States. Washington and Oregonhave recently reached agreements to shut down our only coal-fired power plants. But, the coal companies and their allies have other plans. They want to take the coal that is no longer needed here and send it on trains to new Northwest ports where it can be loaded on ships to be burned in Asia.
For people such as those who live in Kivalina, an Inupiat community in Arctic Alaska, climate change is not theoretical. University of California researcher/journalist Christine Shearer, who works with CoalSwarm and SourceWatch, investigates the story of climate refugees and their ongoing legal struggles against fossil fuel companies for their part in greenhouse gas emission, and the creation of false debates about climate change in her compelling book, Kivalina: A Climate Change Story (Haymarket Books).
The Center for Investigative Reporting presents
Dirty Business: Clean Coal and the Battle for Our Energy Future
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Screening 4 p.m
Panel with filmmaker and guests afterward