BP’s Corporate Culture, Burning US Forests for Electricity, Jail for Climate Protestor, and ‘Hands Across the Sand’_on Earthbeat
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EARTHBEAT — BP’s Corporate Culture, Burning US Forests for Electricity, Jail for Climate Protestor, and ‘Hands Across the Sand’
In the wake of the ongoing oil disaster along America’s Gulf Coast, what’s in store for the corporation at the core of the problem? Charlie Cray, the director of the Center for Corporate Policy and Phil Mattera, the director of the Corporate Research Project join host Daphne Wysham to discuss BP’s future.
Clear cutting and then burning American forests to create electricity is considered a ‘clean energy solution’ in both the House and Senate energy plans. Mary Booth, a researcher for the Environmental Working Group, discusses how this practice is set to dramatically increase in the coming years with coal-fired power plants looking to wood as their new fuel. Booth’s report is Clear Cut Disaster. Mary is also the founder of the Massachusetts Environmental Energy Alliance.
Ted Glick is facing up to three years in jail for unfurling a banner protesting climate change inaction in the U.S. Capitol. Ted, the policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, discusses his misdemeanor conviction that may result in him serving more jail time than any BP executive.
Hands Across the Sand is set to become one of the world’s largest demonstrations against the Gulf oil disaster and offshore oil drilling. Whit Jones joins us. Whit is the co-field director for Energy Action.
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