Oil and Gas Wells in Texas

It is amazing to look at Texas in Google Earth or another satellite mapping program. Parts of Texas are covered in oil and gas wells. Texas has over 100,000 wells.

This is what the map looks by Sonora, Texas.

The white specks are all wells.

Bold Energy Justice Platform Released!

After a year of work with numerous grassroots leaders throughout the U.S., our network of activists fighting "biomass" incinerators has put together a bold and comprehensive platform to guide and unite our work. Since so-called "biomass" incineration cuts across many issues, including energy and waste policy as well as agriculture and forestry issues, it makes sense that this came out of that network.

The platform is in solidarity with those who are fighting other forms of dirty energy and seeks an end to nuclear power and all fossil fuels as well. We do not wish to see one form of dirty energy solved by promoting another, which we often see when nuclear power, natural gas or "biomass" are proposed as alternatives to coal. It is urgent that we move beyond all of these. Since many of us fighting "biomass" incinerators are also engaged in protecting communities from these other threats, we see this as one inter-related struggle for clean energy.

We urge our colleagues -- both grassroots, regional and national organizations -- to join us in adopting this strong platform and to recognize that natural gas and biomass are not "transition" fuels.

Please view our platform and consider signing you or your organization onto it.

Chester Green Youth Collective October 27th-30th

Vote for us on the EPA Apps for the Environment Contest

I entered our Energy Justice Communites Maps as a submission to "Apps for the Environment".

You can Vote for Us and help us promote our cause!

Shale Gas Outrage - Protest and Conference - Sept 7 and 8 in Philadelphia

Energy Justice will be participating in the Shale Gas Outrage protest on Sept 7 and the one-day conference on Sept 8.

We will be giving a workshop (from 10:45-12) and tabling. Drop by and say hello!

Our workshop:
Mapping and Fighting Demand for Natural Gas: Power Plants and LNG Exports
Mike Ewall, Aaron Kreider & Amy Wilson

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Energy Justice Communities Map - Intro Video

I just did a short introduction video to our EJ Communites Map website.

Watch the Video

Faster and Easier Facility Layers

I'm happy to announce a redesign of the facility layers system which makes it faster and easier to use.

This affects the National Map, Community Map, State Map, and Global Map.

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Mapping CO2 Emissions

The Vulcan Project has done extensive research into US CO2 emissions. They've broken down the US into small grid squares (10 km by 10 km) and estimated *hourly* emissions for an entire year (2002)!

Now that data set is crazy huge (5 GB)! Fortunately, they've released the results for the entire year by county.

We have converted this data into KML layers which you can download and add to your own maps.


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