“Dias antes desta palestra, a jornalista Naomi Klein estava num barco no Golfo do México, a ver os catastróficos resultados da arriscada busca de petróleo pela BP (British Petroleum). As nossas sociedades têm-se tornado viciadas no risco extremo na procura de nova energia, novos instrumentos financeiros e mais… e, com demasiada frequência, fica-nos a tarefa de limpar os estragos. Klein pergunta: Qual é o plano B?”
In the two months since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, millions of litres of oil have gushed out of BP’s well into the water each day, slowly encroaching on the coastline. Fault Lines’ Avi Lewis travels to the drill zone, and learns about the erosion in the wetlands from industry canals and pipelines, the health problems blamed on contaminated air and water from petrochemical refineries.
People and organizations in this film include: Avi Lewis, Aaron Viles, Larry Thomas, Henry Hess, Byron Encalade, Monique Harden, Tracie Washington, Dorothy Felix, Debra Ramirez, Linda Budwine, Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Louisiana Oysters Association, Gulf Restoration Network, British Petroleum, US Coast Guard, Louisiana Justice Institute, Mosseville Environmental Action Now.