Eric Blevins will present The Dirty Energy Road Show on Thursday, April 11 at 9:25 a.m., 10:50 a.m., and 12:15 p.m. in the University Center, Signal Mountain Room. A final presentation will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the University Center, Lookout Mountain Room.
Blevins will present on the parallels between coal, nuclear, and other forms of energy and their risks and consequences for local communities and the world. Through vivid images and plain language, the complex tales of fuel extraction, nuclear and coal waste, impoundment failures and the health effects of radiation will come alive.
Stories will describe the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, mountain top removal in Appalachia, and ways communities seek protection with grassroots organizing, litigation, and other direct action.